In partnership for global chemical safety
A unique, over-arching mechanism to develop and promote strategies and partnerships among national governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
IFCS provides an open, transparent and inclusive forum for discussing issues of common interest and also new and emerging issues in the area of sound management of chemicals. IFCS plays a unique multi-faceted role as a flexible, open and transparent brainstorming and bridge-building forum for Governments, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations including from the private sector. This role has facilitated consensus building on issues and actions addressing the sound management of chemicals. By its efforts it contributes to the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the work of other chemicals-related international organizations and institutions.
- Provide policy guidance
- Develop strategies in a coordinated and integrated manner
- Foster understanding of issues
- Promote the required policy support
Chemical safety is the prevention of the adverse effects, both short- and long-term, to humans and the environment from the production, storage, transportation, use and disposal of chemicals.
The Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety will be held from Monday 15 to Friday 19 September 2008 hosted by the Government of Senegal in Dakar
The fifth session of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (Forum V) was hosted by the Government of Hungary from 25 - 29 September 2006.