Upcoming meetings

Upcoming meetings relevant to Gender & Chemicals,
particularly in the context of International Chemicals & Waste Management, 2017 – 2020

Information as of November 2017

Date Organization Event and location
04 – 06 Dec UNEA United Nations Environment Assembly – UNEA 3
(Nairobi, Kenya)
19 Dec EU Environment Council
23 – 26 Jan SAICM Regional Meetings Asia and the Pacific Region (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
29 Jan – 01 Feb SAICM Regional Meetings Latin America and the Caribbean Region (Panama City, Panama) tbd)
6 – 9 Feb SAICM Regional Meetings African Region (Abidjan, Ivory Coast)
9 Feb SAICM Regional Meetings EU-JUSSCANNZ (Paris, France)
19 – 21 Feb SAICM Regional Meetings CEE Region (Lodz, Poland)
12 – 16 Intersessional meetings 2nd meeting of the intersessional process
(Stockholm, Sweden)
12 – 23 UN CSW 62 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women – CSW: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls
18 – 21 International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX) Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries
(Belgrade, Serbia)
Tbd WHA 71st WHO: World Health Assembly – WHA
(Geneva, Switzerland)
Tbd UN HLPF United Nations High Level Political Forum (SDGs), country reports and individual SDGs, incl. review of SDG12 on SCP (New York)
29 Oct – 02 Nov OEWG3 3rd Open Ended Working Group (Dakar, Senegal, tbc)
(also to decide if there will be an OEWG4, sometime before ICCM5)
Undefined month    
UN GA United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
29 Apr – 10 May BRS Conventions Basel Rotterdam Stockholm – BRS COPs
(Geneva, Switzerland, tbc)
Tbd WHA 72nd WHO: World Health Assembly – WHA
(Geneva, Switzerland)
Tbd UNEA United Nations Environment Assembly – UNEA4
(Nairobi, Kenya)
Tbd Intersessional meetings 3rd meeting of the SAICM intersessional process
(location tbd)
Tbd FAO 41st Session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation – FAO Conference (Rome, Italy)
Undefined month    
Tbd SAICM Regional Meetings  
Tbd (prob. March) UN CSW 63 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women – CSW: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
Tbd WHA 73rd WHA (Geneva, Switzerland)
Undefined month    
Tbd Bureau Meetings 8th SAICM Bureau meeting (location tbd)
23 – 27 Sep (tbc) ICCM5 SAICM 5th Int’l Conference ICCM5 (location tbd)



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

  • United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women CEDAW: Two CEDAW Committee meetings per year, with reviews of States Parties’ report, no thematic focus
  • Human Rights Council meetings in 2018:
    37th Session, 26 February – 23 March 2018
    38th Session, 18 June – 6 July 2018
    39th Session, 10 – 28 September 2018
  • UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights & Toxics: The Special Rapporteur provides the U.N. Human Rights Council with one thematic report per year and approx. two reports of recent country missions; consultations are ongoing with representatives in respectives countries
  • WHO High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents – dates TBD
  • FAO Committee on World Food Security, annual meetings – probably Oct 2018