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WE, concerned organizations from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, express our support for the early ratification and effective implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.  As advocates for our people’s constitutional rights to health and to a healthful environment, we urge the executive and legislative branches of the government to speed up the ratification process of the Convention,

In February, IPEN participated in the Central Asia and Eastern Europe Sub-Regional Workshop in Support of the Ratification and Early Implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury that took place in Minsk, Belarus. A presentation in Russian was made jointly by Eco-Accord (IPEN Regional Hub for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia), Russia and Center for Environmental Solutions (CES), Belarus.

In February 2015, IPEN participated in the Central Asia and Eastern Europe Sub-Regional Workshop in Support of the Ratification and Early Implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury that took place in Minsk, Belarus. A presentation, "Деятельность IPEN по решению проблем ртутного загрязнения," was made jointly by Eco-Accord (IPEN Regional Hub for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia), Russia and Center for Environmental Solutions (CES), Belarus.

http://www.ghananewsagency.org/science/convention-calls-on-ban-on-usage-of-mercury-84888#.VMUETp7ThrI.gmail  

Accra, Jan. 23, GNA - The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) in collaboration with the Ecological Restoration and the International POPS Elimination Network (IPEN) has held a round table discussion on the Minamata Convention on the use of mercury.

The summit was organized by the Asian Center for Environmental Health in association with IPEN Participating Organizations World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry and Environment and Social Development Organization, and it received extensive news coverage: 

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha: Experts against use of mercury in dental treatment

IPEN and Ecological Alert and Recovery Thailand (EARTH) held a press conference at the headquarters of the Thai Journalists’ Association to call attention to the mercury pollution issues in Thailand, particularly mercury emissions from coal power plants and other industrial sources such as petroleum and gas production and waste incineration.

http://www.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/features/37251-local-ngo-push-for-u...

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NEXT time you visit your dentist, make sure you ask for mercury-free dental fillings. This is the message that AGENDA for Environment and Responsible Development is seeking to get across to the public as part of an awareness campaign against the use of mercury in dental care.

IPEN Executive Committee Member Ravi Agarwal from Participating Organization Toxics Link quoted in this article from the Hindustan Times:

Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 29, 2014

Executive director Leslie Adogame from IPEN Participating Organization Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) provides helpful information about the dangers of mercury in the following news articles:

Daily Trust: Nigeria set to tackle mercury pollution

New Evidence Reveals Mercury Contamination Regularly Exceeds Health Advisory Levels in Humans and Fish Worldwide.

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