TW9: Thematic Workshop on Strengthening Capacities to Implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

Opening Remarks and Presentations

Opening Session and Introductory Presentations

Moderator: Mr. Achim Halpaap, Principal Coordinator, Programmes in Chemicals, Waste and Environmental Governance, UNITAR 

  • H. E. Mr. Viktor Christen, Ambassador of Switzerland to South Africa
  • Mr. Bijoy Chatterjee, Head, International Cooperation Branch, ICA Division, OPCW  Download
  • Mr. Pavan Baichoo, Technical Officer, ILO  Download
  • Professor Leslie London, School of Public Health, University of Cape Town (UCT)  Download
  • The Right Hon. Rejoice T. Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa  Download
  • Overview of the GHS  Download
  • Overview of the UNITAR/ILO GHS Capacity Building Programme 

Review of Experiences from National GHS Capacity Building Projects

Panel 1: National GHS Implementation - Africa

  • Elsabe Steyn, DTI, Daleen Fourie, SABS, South Africa  Download
  • Humphrey Mwale, Environmental Council of Zambia  Download
  • Ousmane Sow, Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection, Senegal
  • Ronke Soyombo, Federal Ministry of the Environment , Nigeria
  • Momodou Canteh, National Environment Agency, The Gambia

Panel 2: National GHS Implementation - Developed Countries and Countries in Transition

  • Kim Headrick, Health Canada  Download
  • Peter Dawson, Environmental Risk Management Authority, New Zealand  Download
  • Tatjana Humar-Juric, Ministry of Health, Slovenia  Download
  • Irina Zastenskaya, Republican Scientific Practical Center of Hygiene, Belarus  Download

Panel 3: National GHS Implementation - Asia and Latin America

  • Aurus Kongphanich, Ministry of Health, Thailand  Download
  • Lita Arcellana, Board of Investments, Philippines  Download
  • Roland Hutapea, National Agency for Drug and Food Control, Indonesia
  • Anuar Mokhtar, Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Malaysia  Download 
  • André Fenner, Ministry of Health, Brazil  Download
 Review of Experiences to Implement the GHS at the Regional Level

Panel: Regional Experiences with GHS Implementation

  • NAFTA: Kim Headrick, Health Canada  Download
  • EU: Tatjana Humar-Juric, Ministry of Health, Slovenia  Download
  • Mercosur: André Fenner, Ministry of Health, Brazil  Download
  • SADC:
  • ASEAN:
    • Nelia Grenadillos, Department of Labour and Employment, Philippines  Download
    • Anuar Mokhtar, Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Malaysia  Download

Roles, Responsibilities and Capacity Building Needs of Industry and Non Profit Civil Society for GHS Implementation

Panel 1: The Perspective of Industry

Panel 2: The Perspective of Non-Profit Civil Society:

  • Pelelo Magane, Congress of South African Trade Unions  Download
  • Line Andersen, Consumers International  Download
  • Rachel Kamande, IPEN  Download
  • Rico Euripidou, Groundwork  Download
  • Diego Gotelli, Chemistry Information Centre for Emergencies