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A Toxics-Free Future

Mercury country situation report and awareness-raising on SAICM implementation in Ukraine

In this project, Ukrainian NGO MAMA-86-Kharkov researched the country situation as regards to mercury (its use, relevant laws, environmental and health hazards, etc.), and shared their findings at a conference they convened: "Chemical education in the context of chemical safety: the problem and prospects." During this conference, the seminar "Problems and prospects for the national implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)” took place.

In addition, in order to further raise awareness on SAICM implementation in Ukraine, МАМА-86 conducted a national campaign on SAICM and a lobbying campaign for its preparation and adoption. МАМА-86 prepared and conducted four regional and one national roundtable consisting of public experts’ discussion of the draft of the National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) of Ukraine. МАМА-86 lobbied for the inclusion, in the NEAP section regarding wastes and hazardous chemical substances, of development and acceptance of the national program of the SAICM. 

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