13 December 2013, Libreville, Gabon – UNITAR attended the Final Review Workshop held in Libreville on 13 December 2013. The main objectives of the workshop were to review the final outcomes of the national project for the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and to discuss next steps to continue promoting chemicals safety in the country. The workshop was attended by some 75 representatives of government, industry, non-governmental organisations, as well as a UNITAR resource person.

The project outcomes include a National Profile, which gives an overview of the situation of chemicals management in the country, a National SAICM Implementation Strategy with action plans for priority issues, a structure for a national chemicals database, and strengthened national infrastructure for the sound management of chemicals.

The Final Review Workshop was hosted by the Ministry of Housing, Planning, Ecology and Sustainable Development of Gabon, with technical support provided by UNITAR, and financial support provided by SAICM’s Quick Start Programme Trust Fund.

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Gabon National Profiles Hompage: http://www2.unitar.org/cwm/nphomepage/index.html