Synergies for Capacity Building Under International Chemicals and Waste
Management Agreements: An Electronic Resource Library

(1st Edition, 2004)
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Global Workshop on Synergies for Capacity Building under International Agreements Addressing Chemicals and Waste Management (UNITAR)
Geneva, Switzerland, March 30 - April 2, 2004
Background Documents
Title of Document
Proposed Timetable and Agenda
Venue and Meeting Information
Summary Table of National Capacity Requirements Under International Agreements ( draft )
Provisions in International Agreements Relevant to National Capacity Development: Draft Fact Sheets
Summaries of International Agreements
List of Participants
Workshop Announcement and Information Brochure
Opening Remarks, Presentations, Statements and Closing Remarks
Opening Remarks
Mr. Marcel Boisard, Executive Director, UNITAR
Mr. Bijoy Chatterjee, Head, International Cooperation Branch, OPCW
Mr. Nelson Sabogal, Senior Programme Officer, Secretariat of the Basel Convention
Mr. Jeremy Wates, Executive Secretary, Aarhus Convention, UNECE
Mr. Franz Perrez, Head of Section, Global Affairs, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape
Introductory Presentations - Presenters
Workshop Context, Objectives and Methodology, Mr. Achim Halpaap, UNITAR
Outline of International Agreements Addressing Chemicals and Waste Management, Mr. Peter Peterson, UNITAR

National Capacity Requirements Under International Agreements Addressing Chemicals and Waste Managment, Mr. Jonathan Krueger, UNITAR

Panel Presentations - Panellists
Mr. Ibrahima Sow, Direction Environnement, Senegal
Mr. Gilson Spanemberg, Ministry of Health, Brazil
Mr. Bengt Bucht, Swedish National Chemicals Inspectorate (KEMI)
Mr. Laurent Grenier, GEF
Mr. Marc Debois, European Commission
Ms. Mariann Lloyd-Smith, IPEN
Ms. Sofie Flensborg, Geneva Environment Network
Statements - Speakers
Mr. Pashko Gega, Chief, Chemicals and Waste Management, Institute of Environment, Albania
Ms. Enid Chaverri-Tapia, Cooperation and International Relations Officer, Ministerio del Ambiente y Energía, Costa Rica
Mr. Matthias Kern, GTZ Convention Project Chemical Safety, Germany
Ms. Gillian Guthrie, Ministry of Land and Environment, Jamaica
Mr. Claudio Torres Nachón, President, State Council of Environmental Protection Veracruz, Mexico
Ms. Valentina Radjenovic Senior Associate, Ministry for the Protection of Natural Resources and Environment, Serbia and Montenegro
Ms. Teresita Pamela Liao, Senior Environmental Management Specialist, Environmental Management Bureau, Philippines
Mr Premachandra H.S., Assistant Director, Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka
Ms. Pornpit Silkavute, Director, Hazardous Substance Control Group, Bureau of Cosmetics and Hazardous Substance Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Mr. Michael Musenga, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Livingstone City Council, Zambia
Mr. Suresh Raj, Capacity Building Manager, UNEP DTIE
Ms. Joanna Tempowski, International Programme on Chemical Safety (WHO/ILO/UNEP)
Mr. Michael Stanley-Jones, Environmental Information Management Officer, Aarhus Convention Secretariat, UN Economic Commission for Europe
Mr. Robert J. Simon, Senior Director, International Affairs, Chlorine Chemistry Council, ICCA
Mr. Yahya Msangi, Occupational Health and Safety, Tanzania Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union
Mr. Keith G. Kennedy, Research Associate and Hydrologic Advisor, International Water Law Research Institute, University of Dundee
Closing Remarks
Mr. Franz Perrez, Head of Section, Global Affairs, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape
Written Submissions and Working Group Reports
Written Submissions
From Countries
Sri Lanka
From International Organizations and Convention Secretariats
From Non-Governmental Organizations
Chemical and Allied Industries Association (South Africa)
Working Group Reports
Developing a coherent policy, legislative and institutional framework
Linking chemical safety to general development policies and ensuring sustainable financial resource mobilisation
The role of states/provinces and local authorities in implementation of international agreements
Awareness raising, education and training
Public participation in national implementation of international agreements
Information exchange and dissemination to the public
Communication and information exchange among Convention focal points
Capacity for risk assessment and risk management
Capacity for analysis, monitoring and general enforcement
Import and export control / customs
Challenges, Obstacles and Incentives for Implementation of Synergies at the National Level
Capacity Assistance for Implementation of Synergies at the National Level
Opportunities for Informing the SAICM Process
Workshop Report and Conclusions
Title of Document
Workshop Report
Workshop Executive Summary
List of Participants
Draft Conclusions and Recommendations (as adopted by Participants on the last day of the Workshop)
Article from June 2004 issue of "Chemical Disarmament", the quarterly newsletter of the OPCW
Workshop Photographs
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