The Third meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (IP3) is scheduled to take place on 30 Sep - 4 Oct 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
All participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register by Friday September 15 in order to accelerate the on-site registration and badge issuance at the online registration platform.
Practical information for delegates regarding the venue, hotel options and VISA requirements can be found here.
The meeting will be held at:
United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC)
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Allocation of meeting rooms will be announced upon arrival to the venue. The official opening for IP3 will take place at 9.00a.m. on Tuesday 1 October 2019.
There are no side events or exhibition space at this meeting. For more information, please refer to the provisional annotated agenda, which will be made available on the IP3 website. Please follow SAICM on twitter @chemandwaste for updates on the event.
The following meetings will be held back-to-back with IP3 in Bangkok, Thailand
October 6-7, 2019 (at United Nations Conference Centre)
It is intended that this meeting will be a paper smart meeting. Please note that attendees are encouraged to download the meeting documents in advance from the IP3 website or on arrival at the venue in Bangkok, Thailand.
Procedures for media accreditation and registration
Media participation at IP3 meetings is subject to accreditation by the SAICM secretariat. Journalists should pre-register with the secretariat, including submissions of accreditation form and necessary information. See annex A – International media accreditation process and form.
For more information please contact Mr. Jose de Mesa by e-mail: [email protected]
Registration hours will be from 07:30am – 6:00 p.m. Monday September 30, 2019 and 8:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from October 1 -4, 2019.
List of Participants:
A list of participants that have attended the meeting will be prepared by the secretariat and made available on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals negotiations website after the closing of the meeting. Delegates are reminded that the list of participants is based on the information provided by them at the time of registration and that inclusion in the list of participants is conditional upon official registration.
The meeting will be held in English only. No interpretation services will be available.
Greening of the meeting:
To the extent possible, the meeting will be organized to avoid or reduce environmental impacts resulting from the meeting.
As mentioned in section 9 (Documents), IP3 will be a paper smart meeting. Please also note that textile bags will NOT be distributed at the venue. Participants are expected to use their own preferred bag to bring documents.
To facilitate efficient waste recycling, separate bins will be placed around the venue for waste collection, and ultimately, all waste from the meeting will be separated and recycled wherever possible in accordance with the city of Bangkok’s recyclable resources regulations and procedures.
Invitations to Governments, intergovernmental organizations and accredited non-governmental organizations dated 03 June 2019 were sent out together with the registration form for the meeting. A registration form and an official nomination for Government representatives, should be submitted for all delegates in advance of the meetings – through the official contact point.
The registration form can be found on the UNOG website: https://reg.unog.ch/event/30020
All participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register up until 15 September in order to accelerate on-site registration and badge issuance.
Access to the meeting venue is subject to the presentation of a valid conference badge. Conference badges will be issued at the entrance of the venue, upon presentation of the UN EVENT PASS resulting from the online pre-registration, as well as a valid passport or identification card with a photograph. Registration will start on Monday, 30 September 2019. The registration counter will have the following opening hours.
Monday September 30, 2019: 07.30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday October 1 to Friday October 4, 2019: 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Participants are strongly recommended to register and receive their badges by 30 September 2019 or Monday, 1 October 2019 to avoid congestion before the meeting starting on Tuesday, 2 October 2019.
For security reasons, the display of conference badges is mandatory at all times to gain access into the meeting venue and rooms. Any loss of a conference badge should be reported immediately to the registration counter.
Participants are REQUIRED to obtain an appropriate entry visa from the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General before entering to Thailand, EXCEPT for those nationals listed below:
For Ordinary passport
A. Visa exemption for a maximum of 14 days
Myanmar (International Airports only)
B. Visa exemption for a maximum of 30 days
Hong Kong, China
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
C. Visa exemption for a maximum of 90 days
Republic of Korea
For Diplomatic / Official Passport
A. Visa exemption for a maximum of 30 days
Bangladesh (Diplomatic Passport only)
Hong Kong, China
Pakistan (Diplomatic Passport only)
B. Visa exemption for a maximum of 90 days
France (Diplomatic Passport only)
Republic of Korea
Spain (Diplomatic Passport only)
Visa on arrival (for a maximum of 15 days)
Papua New Guinea