Manufactured Nanomaterials: Work Programme 2009-2012

Publication Date : 2009
Code : 70
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International

English
Volume 23 Pages
Document type Policy & Strategy & Plan
Subject General Issues
Summary

In 2006, the OECD’s Chemicals Committee agreed to a Work Programme on Manufactured Nanomaterials for 2006-2008. This Programme of Work is addressing human health and environmental safety aspects of manufactured nanomaterials. The OECD Council established a Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) to implement its programme of work.

In 2008, the Working Party renewed its Work Programme for 2009-2012 which was approved by the Chemicals Committee during its 43rd Meeting (November 2008) together with an updated Terms of Reference.

It should be noted that the work of the WPMN evolves continuously as needs arise. Already, the Working Party decided to the merger of Project 1: Development of an OECD Database on Human Health and Environmental Safety Research and Project 2: Research Strategies on Manufactured Nanomaterials, due to the close linkage and the stage of both projects at its 5th meeting. Furthermore, the 5th WPMN agreed to a number of documents derived from the projects to be declassified. With that in mind, Annex III of this document highlights the current WPMN activities following the achievements at the 5th meeting with an intention to provide a “snapshot” of information on the WPMN activities.

This programme of work has been developed for 2009-2012. It builds on the achievements of the programme of work during 2006-2008. It takes into account the rapid progress made by the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) in the short period since it was established in 2006. Furthermore, it has been developed for a four-year period to be consistent with the current cycle of the programme of work of its parental body, the Chemicals Committee.
Content

FOREWORD

 

MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS: 2009 -2012 WORK PROGRAMME

   INTRODUCTION

   PROPOSED PROGRAMME OF WORK 2009-2012

   WORK PROJECTS

   INFORMATION SHARING AND DISSEMINATION

   CO-ORDINATION

 

ANNEX I ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE WORKING PARTY ON MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS DURING THE PROGRAMME OF WORK 2006-2008

   Published Documents    

   Other Significant Outputs    

   Conferences, Workshops and Other Meetings    

 

ANNEX II TERMS OF REFERENCE 2009-2012

   I. Objective    

   II. Tasks    

   III. Participation    

   IV. Term    

 

ANNEX III CURRENT STATUS AND NEXT STEPS OF WPMN ACTIVITIES

   Activities of the Work Projects    

   OECD Conference on Potential Environmental Benefits of Nanotechnology: Fostering Safe Innovation- Led Growth    

   Programme on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: A Road Map for Activities during 2009 and 2010    

   Forthcoming Events    

   Publications of the OECD’s Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials   
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