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Introduction

Adopted by the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) on 6 February 2006 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a policy framework to foster the sound management of chemicals.

SAICM was developed by a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral preparatory committee and supports the achievement of the goal agreed at the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development of ensuring that, by the year 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on the environment and human health.

SAICM text:

This document includes the Dubai Declaration of 2006 to launch SAICM roles on chemical safety.

The Global Policy Strategy highlights the objective themes — risk reduction, knowledge and information, governance, capacity building and technical cooperation, illegal international traffic.

The Global Plan of Action presents the work scope and activities to be implemented for each of the objective theme.

Resolutions approved during Dubai conference are presented, including those related to the Quick Start Program.