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Executive Workshop on Nanotechnology and Manufactured Nanomaterials: Addressing Risks and Benefits
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Monday, 8 March 2010, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue: Elizabeth Rose Hall, United Nations University, Tokyo

Co-organised by:

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Hiroshima Office and UNU-IAS

Consecutive interpretation will be available


Event Description

Nanotechnology—the science of the small—is becoming a significant priority in the policy agendas of many countries. Nanotechnology refers to a range of new technologies that aim to manipulate individual atoms and molecules in order to create new products and processes; for example, computers that fit on the head of a pin or structures that are built from the bottom up, atom by atom. This UNITAR/UNU-IAS co-organized Executive Workshop will discuss nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials from both international and national perspectives.


Programme

Welcoming Remarks
Govindan Parayil, Vice-Rector, UNU and Director, UNU-IAS
Alex Mejia, Head, UNITAR Hiroshima Office

Introduction: Nanotechnology and the Applications of Manufactured Nanomaterials
Craig Boljkovac, Manager, Chemicals and Waste Management Programme, UNITAR and current Chair of the IOMC

Risk Assessment: Potential Human Health Risks from the Production and Use of Manufactured Nanomaterials and their Applications
Craig Boljkovac

Potential Environmental Risks from the Production and Use of Manufactured Nanomaterials and their Applications
Brandon Turner, Senior Specialist, Chemicals and Waste Management Programme, UNITAR Global Coordination

Current OECD and Global Activities Addressing the Risks and Benefits of Manufactured Nanomaterials
Brandon Turner


The Japanese Perspective: Activities in Three Ministries:

Shuji Tamura, Deputy Director, Chemical Management Policy Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau,
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan

Masayuki Koiwa, Deputy Director of Environmental Health/Safety Division, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Taihei Tanaka, Deputy Director, Office of Chemical Safety, Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


Discussion




Registration is free and open to the public. Registration is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Yui Amano at amano[at]ias.unu.edu or 045-221-2305.

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