Manufactured Nanomaterials: Roadmap for Activities During 2009 and 2010

Publication Date : 2009
Code : 72
305 Visited Entry Date : 2017/09/11


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

In 2008, the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) 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. At the same time, the Joint Meeting requested a description of upcoming events and expected outputs of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) together with timelines. Upon the request, the 5th meeting of the WPMN (March 2009) prepared a Roadmap for Activities during 2009-2012 and agreed that this document would be of continuing value, not just for the Joint Meeting, but also for the WPMN in planning its upcoming events and outputs. It was also noted that new delegates are joining the WPMN and its various activities on a regular basis. It was deemed appropriate, therefore, to include some brief additional background information which highlights how the work of the WPMN relates to the other programmes under the Joint Meeting as well as the OECD as a whole. Most of the description of the upcoming events and outputs, (that is, the “Roadmap” component of this document) is included in a series of tables which identify the key deliverables of the WPMN and their expected timing.

The purpose of this document is two-fold. First, it presents a brief description of the ways in which the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) contributes to the overall objectives of the Environment, Health and Safety Programme (EHS), and the OECD as a whole. Second, it describes the key expected deliverables of the WPMN with an approximate timing of when the Joint Meeting might be expected to review them. This should allow delegations to both the WPMN and the Joint Meeting to better see the relationship of the work of the WPMN to that of other parts of the Joint Meeting; and to facilitate a better understanding of how the WPMN work is unfolding over time to ensure enhanced utility and maximum participation.



The Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN)


Manufactured Nanomaterials: Roadmap for Activities during 2009 and 2010


   The WPMN; the Joint Meeting; the OECD    

   Roadmap: Key deliverables and timings    



   Table 1: WPMN projects and OECD Mission Elements

   Table 2: Outputs of the WPMN

   Table 3: Timescale 2009-2012

   Table 4: Co-ordination activities with other bodies (2009- )

   Table 5: Main events related to the activities of the WPMN
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