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IPEN

A Toxics-Free Future

Who We Are

Global Leadership:

Co-Chairs:

PAMELA MILLER. IPEN Co-Chair. Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, United States.

Dr. Olga Speranskaya, PHD. IPEN Co-Chair. Director, Eco-Accord Program on Chemical Safety, Russia.

Olga Speranskaya Oct. 2015

 A Global Network:

IPEN's global network is comprised of more than 500 public interest, non-governmental organizations in over 100 countries.

IPEN General Assembly, Brazil, 2012

Executive Committee

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Steering Committee

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Regional Hubs

IPEN operates in all six UN languages, and is coordinated via eight Regional Hubs for Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Please click here for more information.

Working Groups

IPEN's Working Groups discuss specific chemical safety themes to develop IPEN’s policy positions and contribute to related on-the-ground projects and activities. Please click here for more information.

Awards / Recognition

2012 IPEN Executive Committee member Dr. Ken Geiser received the Lifetime Achievement Environmental Merit Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

2011 IPEN Co-Chair Dr. Olga Speranskaya was given the Champion of the Earth Award by the United Nations Environment Programme.

2009 IPEN Co-Chair Dr. Olga Speranskaya and IPEN Steering Committee Member Yuyun Ismawati both received the Goldman Environmental Prize.

2009 IPEN Co-Chair Dr. Olga Speranskaya was named “Environmental Hero” by Time Magazine.

2008 IPEN Executive Committee member Ravi Agarwal received the Special Recognition Award from the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety.

2006 IPEN—as an organization—received the Special Recognition Award from the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety for its contribution to the successful negotiation of the Stockholm Convention on POPs and was called a “key driving force.”