Nanotechnology and Manufactured Nanomaterials

UNITAR/OECD/IOMC Awareness-Raising Workshop for
Developing and Transition Countries on Nanotechnology/
Manufactured Nanomaterials Arab Region

Alexandria, Egypt
11-13 April 2010


This workshop, which is the fifth in a series, includes participants from a wide variety of governments and other stakeholders in the Arab Region, as well as representatives of international organizations.

For photos of the meeting, please click here.

 

 

Meeting Documents

  • Final agenda (7 April)  EnAr
  • Information for participants  En

Presentations

  • Mandate from ICCM-2 and region’s input to ICCM-3, Gabi Eigenmann, Switzerland  Download
  • Brief overview of introductory materials on nanotechnology; applications of manufactured nanomaterials, the science, and coordination at the international level, Georg Karlaganis, UNITAR  Download
  • Panel discussion on Industry, environmental NGO and labour perspectives on the awareness raising workshops to-date
    • Labour Organization perspective, Aida Ponce Del Castillo, TUAC
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    • NGO perspective, David Azoulay, IPEN/CIEL  Download
  • Experience of Egypt of the impact of nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials on their national situation, Egypt  Presentation 1,   Presentation 2
  • Experience of China regarding Governance of Nano in a rapidly developing country
    • Zhu Xing, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China  Download
    • Chunying Chen, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China  Download
  • Experience of countries in the Arab Region of the impact of nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials on their national situation
  • Governance of manufactured nanomaterials at the national level: Possible elements of a national work plan (experiences from SAICM pilots) (part 1), Reiner Arndt, UNITAR  Download
  • Governance of manufactured nanomaterials at the national level: Possible elements of a national work plan (draft outline of a nano pilot) (part 2), Georg Karlaganis, UNITAR  Download
  • Governance of Manufactured Nanomaterials at the International Level – the work of OECD and others, Mar Gonzales, OECD  Download
  • Towards SAICM’s next milestones: OEWG-1 and ICCM-3 (food for thought and required reporting), Gabi Eigenmann, Switzerland and Georg Karlaganis, UNITAR  Download

Background Documents

  • Current Development/Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials - Tour de Table, OECD  Download
  • Activities on Nanotechnologies in Intergovernmental and Other International Organisations  Download