Upcoming meetings

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

Information as of June 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 (Geneva, Switzerland)




11-15 Mar, Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) (Nairobi, Kenya)

11-22 Mar, 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 (New York)


02 – 04 Apr, SAICM OEWG3 3rd Open Ended Working Group (Montevideo, Urugay) (also to decide if there will be an OEWG4, sometime before ICCM5)

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


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


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


3rd meeting of the Intersessional Meeting on the Intersessional Process considering SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (tbc)

Undefined month

SAICM Regional Meetings




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


ICCM5, SAICM 5th Int’l Conference ICCM5

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


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