By JHMT StaffApril 24, 2020
The Journal has received notice this morning that the upcoming face-to-face meetings of the United Nations Sub-Committees of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling (UN SCTDG and GHS), initially scheduled to take place in Geneva from June 29 to July 10, 2020, have been cancelled by the secretariat in consultation and agreement with the chairs and vice-chairs of both Sub-Committees.
At this time, 57 working papers have been submitted for discussion. The Journal is still planning its staff review of every working and informal paper available with expert commentary from Technical Advisor Christopher Lind, published exclusively for subscribers.
The notice cited the uncertainties related to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, its impact on travel and cross-border restrictions and most importantly, bearing in mind the need to avoid large gatherings of people to minimise to the extent possible the risk of contagion. The secretariat together with the chairs and vice-chairs of both sub-committees is examining several options to facilitate a preliminary discussion of the proposals that were on the agenda for the June-July sessions.