Saicm workshop furthers discussions of UN General Assembly resolution Locked

Outcome to be presented at negotiations in Bucharest in March

Global, Multinational bodies

WHO invites experts to join evaluation of microplastics pollution Locked

Global, Multinational bodies

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

But will revisit issue in 2021

Africa & Middle East, Global, Multinational bodies

Gulf countries updating toys regulation to match EU standards Locked

Migration limits to be amended for some chemicals

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Multinational bodies

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

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

UN committee recommends global ban on PFHxS Locked

Experts warn against using alternative fluorinated substances

Global, Multinational bodies

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

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

Calls for strengthening global chemicals management regime

Global, Multinational bodies

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

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

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

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

Quick Start Programme distributed $50 million across 184 projects

Global, Multinational bodies

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

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

Experts aim to improve assessment of global chemicals management Locked

UK hosted workshop to create quantifiable process for measuring progress

Global, Multinational bodies

OECD to set criteria defining sustainable plastics Locked

Key information includes inventory of chemicals across lifecycle

Global, Multinational bodies

Global partnership will address hazardous substances in plastics Locked

UN starts international plastic waste group

Global, Multinational bodies

Cosmetics retailer Sephora launches chemicals policy Locked

Company identifies 49 high priority substances

Global, Multinational bodies

Unece publishes print edition of 8th revision of GHS Locked

Multinational bodies

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

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

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, Multinational bodies

UN chemicals secretariat budget could see services cut Locked

Proposed 5% budget increase rejected

Global, Multinational bodies

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

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

UN meeting adopts amendments to international conventions Locked

PFOA, plastic waste and Pic procedure in the spotlight

Global, Multinational bodies

Global company DSM to remove NMP from resin products Locked

First target under chemicals of concern goal

Global, Multinational bodies

Geneva meeting agrees global ban on PFOA, with exemptions Locked

Negotiators add the chemical to annex A of the Stockholm Convention

Global, Multinational bodies

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

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

CMRs and PBTs targeted

Global, Multinational bodies