Upcoming meetings

Upcoming meetings relevant to Gender & Chemicals,
particularly in the context of International Chemicals & Waste Management, 2018 – 2020

Information as of February 2018


Jan – Feb, SAICM Regional Meetings

23-26 Jan, Asia and the Pacific Region (Bangkok, Thailand)

29 Jan – 1 Feb, Latin America and the Caribbean Region (Panama City, Panama)

6 – 9 Feb, African Region (Abidjan, Ivory Coast)

9 Feb, EU-JUSSCANNZ (Paris, France)

19 – 21 Feb, CEE Region (Lodz, Poland)


12 – 16 Mar, 2nd meeting of the intersessional process
(Stockholm, Sweden)

12 – 23 Mar, UN CSW 62, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women – CSW, 62nd Session: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls


18 – 21 Apr, International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX), Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries
(Belgrade, Serbia)


21-26 May, WHA, 71st WHO: World Health Assembly (Geneva, Switzerland)


9 – 18, UN HLPF, United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (SDGs), country reports and individual SDGs, incl. review of SDG12 on SCP (New York)


19-23 Nov, Minamata Convention, Minamata COP2


Feb – exact date & location TBD, OEWG3 3rd Open Ended Working Group (location TBD) (also to decide if there will be an OEWG4, sometime before ICCM5)


UN CSW 63, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women – CSW, 63rd Session: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls


29 Apr – 10 May, BRS Conventions, Basel Rotterdam Stockholm – BRS COPs
(Geneva, Switzerland, tbc)


WHA, 72nd WHO: World Health Assembly – WHA
(Geneva, Switzerland) (exact date tbd)

UNEA, United Nations Environment Assembly – UNEA4
(Nairobi, Kenya) (exact date tbd)


3rd meeting of the SAICM intersessional process
(exact date & location tbd)


FAO, 41st Session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation – FAO Conference (Rome, Italy)  (exact date tbd)

Undefined month

SAICM Regional Meetings



WHA, 73rd WHA (Geneva, Switzerland) (exact date tbd)


23 – 27 Sep (tbc), ICCM5, SAICM 5th Int’l Conference ICCM5 (location tbd)

Plus: ICCM5 Bureau Meetings, and additional regional meetings – TBD


In addition, the following processes may be, or become, relevant: