5 Dec 2019

UN countries reject proposals to phase out mercury in dental fillings Locked

But will revisit issue in 2021

Africa & Middle East, Global, Multinational bodies
20 Nov 2019

Gulf countries updating toys regulation to match EU standards Locked

Migration limits to be amended for some chemicals

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Multinational bodies
15 Oct 2019

UN committee recommends trade restrictions on decaBDE Locked

Industrial chemical could be subject to 'prior informed consent' procedure

Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, Global, Japan, Multinational bodies, North America, Norway
10 Oct 2019

Developing countries insist on global fund for chemicals framework Locked

Financing takes centre stage at UN talks

Africa & Middle East, Argentina, Global, Latin America & Caribbean, Multinational bodies, Nigeria
8 Oct 2019

UN committee recommends global ban on PFHxS Locked

Experts warn against using alternative fluorinated substances

Global, Multinational bodies
3 Oct 2019

UN should consider how chemicals affect genders differently, say NGOs Locked

Post-2020 Saicm negotiations discuss exposure differences for men and women

Africa & Middle East, Global, Multinational bodies
1 Oct 2019

Worker exposure to toxic chemicals a 'crisis', says UN Human Rights Council Locked

Calls for strengthening global chemicals management regime

Global, Multinational bodies
26 Sep 2019

Funding shortage largely behind failed global chemicals goal, report says Locked

Evaluation of the UN's Saicm programme finds strengths and weaknesses

Global, Multinational bodies
26 Sep 2019

Global chemicals framework would ‘benefit greatly’ from industry schemes Locked

Standards and certifications 'essential' for achieving real progress, says Switzerland

Europe, Global, Multinational bodies, Switzerland
24 Sep 2019

UN General Assembly should adopt chemicals resolutions, says Germany Locked

Environment agency makes call ahead of next week's global meeting in Bangkok

Europe, Germany, Global, Multinational bodies
19 Sep 2019

Saicm's funding arm to end operations amid post-2020 discussions Locked

Quick Start Programme distributed $50 million across 184 projects

Global, Multinational bodies
17 Sep 2019

OECD publishes 'exposure decision tree' to assess children's exposure to chemicals Locked

New document outlines when a separate risk assessment is needed

Global, Multinational bodies
5 Sep 2019

UN chemicals head to lead plastic waste industry group Locked

Tim Kasten and Jacqueline Alvarez to take on responsibilites in the interim

Global, Multinational bodies
22 Aug 2019

Experts aim to improve assessment of global chemicals management Locked

UK hosted workshop to create quantifiable process for measuring progress

Global, Multinational bodies
20 Aug 2019

OECD to set criteria defining sustainable plastics Locked

Key information includes inventory of chemicals across lifecycle

Global, Multinational bodies
15 Aug 2019

Global partnership will address hazardous substances in plastics Locked

UN starts international plastic waste group

Global, Multinational bodies
18 Jul 2019

Cosmetics retailer Sephora launches chemicals policy Locked

Company identifies 49 high priority substances

Global, Multinational bodies
3 Jul 2019

Unece publishes print edition of 8th revision of GHS Locked

Multinational bodies
13 Jun 2019

Apec recommends regional GHS convergence measures Locked

Suggests adopting GHS 7th revision by 2021

Asia Pacific, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, Latin America & Caribbean, Malaysia, Mexico, Multinational bodies, New Zealand, North America, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Russia & CIS, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vietnam
11 Jun 2019

Feature: Is the EU lowering global standards for toxic and persistent substances? Locked

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, Multinational bodies
30 May 2019

UN chemicals secretariat budget could see services cut Locked

Proposed 5% budget increase rejected

Global, Multinational bodies
17 May 2019

Comment: Test methods and IP: do we need more transparency from the administrators? Locked

Businesses need to be aware of any commercial interests when considering what experts say about the validity of test methods

Multinational bodies
17 May 2019

Comment: China, India key to achieving global sound chemicals management Locked

For biggest potential gains we should look to national governments and multinationals, rather than the UN

Asia Pacific, China, India, Multinational bodies
16 May 2019

UN meeting adopts amendments to international conventions Locked

PFOA, plastic waste and Pic procedure in the spotlight

Global, Multinational bodies
16 May 2019

Global company DSM to remove NMP from resin products Locked

First target under chemicals of concern goal

Global, Multinational bodies
6 May 2019

Geneva meeting agrees global ban on PFOA, with exemptions Locked

Negotiators add the chemical to annex A of the Stockholm Convention

Global, Multinational bodies
3 May 2019

African and European negotiators dispute POPs limits in waste Locked

Diplomats from the regions disagree at Basel Convention meeting

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, Multinational bodies, South Africa
2 May 2019

DSM to phase out chemicals of high concern from coating resins business Locked

CMRs and PBTs targeted

Global, Multinational bodies
2 May 2019

Iarc update frustrates industry and NGOs Locked

Removal of 'probably not carcinogenic to humans'

Multinational bodies, North America
2 May 2019

Firefighters call for fluorine-free foam at international POPs meeting Locked

Group rejects exemption for foam in global PFOA ban

Asia Pacific, Australia, Global, Multinational bodies