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A Toxics-Free Future

2001 Milestones

  • The Stockholm Convention on POPs is adopted.
  • IPEN adopts the “IPEN Stockholm Declaration,” which is focused on national POPs Treaty ratification and implementing the POPs Treaty on-the-ground (i.e., putting policy into practice).
  • IPEN commits to further development of the Treaty, including by: encouraging countries to ratify the Convention (noting that 50 ratifications were needed to make the Stockholm Convention international law), promoting expert / technical discussions on dioxin emissions and DDT alternatives, and adding new POPs.
  • IPEN adopts its first official Governance for the Network’s operation.