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

Beijing, China
27 November 2009

This workshop, which was the first in a series, included participants from a wide variety of governments and other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific Region, as well as representatives of international organizations.

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Meeting Documents

Agenda  Download

Participants list  Download

The Science
  • Introduction to the issue of Nano and EHS, Reiner Arndt, UNITAR  Download
  • Potential benefits of nanomaterials – the products from nanotechnologies, and knowledge sharing on nano, Peter Kearns, OECD  Download
  • Potential human health and environmental risks from the production and use manufactured nanomaterials and their applications (waste, preparedness, prevention/control), Mar Gonzalez, OECD  Download
  • Industry perspective, BIAC  Download
  • NGO perspective, David Azoulay, ENV NGO  Download
Human, Worker and Environmental Health and Management of Risks
Regional Needs
  • Experience of countries in the Asia-Pacific UN region with benefits and risks from Nanomaterials:
Next Steps
  • National Chemicals Management Profiles: presentation of a draft outline for a National Profile Chapter on Nano, Craig Boljkovac, UNITAR  Download
  • Presentation on general reporting scheme Craig Boljkovac, UNITAR  Download