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A Toxics-Free Future

1998 Milestones

  • Negotiations begin in Montréal, Canada to establish a global treaty on persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
  • IPEN is established, defined by a platform that focused on developing a strong POPs Treaty that eliminates POPs, not just manages them.
  • Sharyle Patton (USA) and Dr. Romeo Quijano (Philippines) are elected as IPEN’s first Network Co-Chairs.

Civil society action at POPs negotiations (Photo by IISD