UNITAR/OECD/IOMC Awareness-Raising Workshop for
Developing and Transition Countries on Nanotechnology/
Manufactured Nanomaterials Latin America – Caribbean

Kingston, Jamaica
Friday, 12 March 2010

This workshop, which is the fourth in a series, includes participants from a wide variety of governments and other stakeholders in the Latin America – Caribbean Region, as well as representatives of international organizations.

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Meeting Documents

Agenda  EnSp

Participants list  Download

  • Mandate from ICCM 2 and other international resolutions on nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials, Gabi Eigenmann, Switzerland  Download
  • Nanotechnology and Manufactured Nanomaterials: Definitions, Applications and Environment and Health and Safety Issues, Reiner Arndt, UNITAR  Download
The Science
  • Potential human health and environmental risks from the production and use manufactured nanomaterials and their applications (including waste and physicochemical risks), Mar Gonzalez, OECD  Download
  • Measures to control human exposure and environmental releases at the workplace, Vladimir Murashov, USA  Download
  • Governance of manufactured nanomaterials at the national level (including regulatory and non-regulatory measures), Reiner Arndt, UNITAR
  • National reporting schemes for Nano, Jonathan Krueger, UNITAR
  • Governance of manufactured nanomaterials at the international level, Mar Gonzalez, OECD  Download
  • Industry perspective, Marcelo Kos Silveira Campos, BIAC/IICA
  • NGO perspective, David Azoulay, IPEN/CIEL  Download
  • Labour Organization perspective, Aida Ponce Del Castillo, TUAC
Regional Needs
  • Experience of countries in the CEE 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, Jonathan Krueger, UNITAR  Download
  • Discussion of ICCM-3 issues, Reiner Arndt, UNITAR  Download