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Activities 2008

January-April Development of a guideline for the registation of pesticides in agriculture and public health under the International Code of Conduct for Distribution and Use of Pesticides, for WHO and FAO

January Training in Côte d'Ivoire for the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention and training for implementation of SAICM for UNITAR

January Progress discussion with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ghana in Accra for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention: safely remove and dispose of old and obsolete equipment and chemicals, for UNITAR

February National Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the implementation of the Strategic Approach for International chemicals management (SAICM) for UNITAR. See also http://www.gcla.go.tz

March Workshop for SAICM implementation in Congo Brazzaville for UNITAR

May Regional workshop on SAICM for 15 ECOWAS (Economic Commission for West African States) countries in Abuja, capital of Nigeria, at the request of UNITAR

June/July SAICM implementation workshop in Sao Tome and Principe for UNITAR

September Facilitate an international expert meeting at the occasion of 40 years Justitia et Pax Netherlands

September Facilitate a Conference for ChurchinAction about the future of the missionary activities of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN)

September Training in Haiti for implementation of SAICM for UNITAR

September start of work as co-editor on a book on International Chemicals Management with contributions from authors from all continents.

October Participation in Panel of Experts on the International Code of Conduct in the Distribution and Use of Pesticides for UNITAR

October Particiption in Conference of Parties of the Rotterdam Convention for UNITAR

November Training in Côte d'Ivoire for the implementation of SAICM for UNITAR

November training in Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) for ther implementation of SAICM for UNITAR

December Discusions on progres of SAICM implementation in Tanzania for UNITAR

December Training for  SAICM implementation in Comoros for UNITAR