SAICM Enabling Activities

National Priority Setting

Throughout 2005-2006, National Priority Setting Workshops were held in 17 partner countries. These workshops contributed to the process of strengthening the national chemicals management infrastructure by providing a forum in which countries were able to define a realistic set of priorities, secure high level commitment to planned activities, and consider linkages to SAICM implementation. In order to provide suggestions to partner countries, UNITAR’s Guidance on “Organizing a National Priority Setting Workshop” was updated to reflect the latest developments in international thinking on national capacities for the sound management of chemicals and wastes, including information on the international discussion on synergies for capacity building. This guidance will be further refined to include SAICM outcomes and activities.  Download

These countries also developed/updated a National Profile, as well as National Chemical Safety Websites that are “owned” by all relevant stakeholders and that contain information such as the country’s National Profile, information on ministries and stakeholders, and information on chemical safety activities in the country.