The Global Common Statement for a Toxics-Free Future
was initiated by IPEN, with input from public interest groups from all global regions, and in April 2012 was formally adopted by 10 International Networks and NGOs (see below). Together these Endorsing Partners agreed to present this Statement for consideration and adoption to NGOs and CSOs in all regions of the world as part of a global campaign to secure more than 1,000 NGO endorsements in at least 80 countries.
On the 11th of June 2012, NGOs gathered at the Toxics-Free Future Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The NGO/CSO Global Common Statement for a Toxics-Free Future was released at the forum by the organizations that came together with this important message to the world’s leaders.
The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) is a worldwide alliance of more than 650 grassroots groups, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration. GAIA works to support environmental justice activism in communities around the world; assist in the shaping and development of locally sustainable economies; and promote creative zero waste solutions over end-of-pipe disposal strategies.
Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of more than 500 members in 53 countries that works to transform the health care sector so that it is no longer a source of harm to human health and the Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of more than 500 members in 53 countries that works to transform the health care sector so that it is no longer a source of harm to human health and the environment. HCWH collaborates with doctors, nurses, hospitals, healthcare systems, professional associations, NGOs, governments and international organizations to promote the development and implementation of safe and environmentally healthy practices, processes and products in the health care sector. HCWH has regional offices in the United States, Latin America and South East Asia as well as strategic partners in South Asia and Africa.
Friends of the Earth International is the world’s largest grassroots environmental network. We campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues. We challenge the current economic model of corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.
IPEN is a global network of more than 700 public interest non-governmental organization participating in 116 countries. IPEN works on an expedited yet socially equitable basic, to eliminate the worst toxics substances that threat human health and the environment. This includes persistent organic pollutants and toxic heavy metals.
The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organization of indigenous peoples from North, Central, and South Americas, the Caribbean, and the Pacific working for the sovereignty and self-determination of indigenous peoples and the recognition and protection of indigenous rights, treaties, traditional cultures, and sacred lands.
The International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO), independent of any commercial interest and political party. ISDE is a federation of national associations of doctors for the environment and other NGOs who’s aims include environmental health.
ANPED, the Northern Alliance for Sustainability, is an international not-for-profit organization representing a vast network of NGOs in the Northern hemisphere with a mission to pro-actively promote the agenda on environmental justice and systemic change for the Economy. We also empower Northern civil society through capacity development, exchanges and knowledge sharing while working in close cooperation with Southern civil society and other stakeholders, for the creation and protection of sustainable societies worldwide.
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) is a global network working to eliminate the human and environmental harm caused by pesticides and to promote biodiversity-based ecological agriculture. PAN’s network includes more than 600 grassroots organizations in over 90 countries
WECF is a unique network of over 100 grassroots women and environment organisations worldwide, working in multi-sector partnerships demonstrating sustainable development alternatives at the local level, and sharing lessons learned and promoting sustainable policies at the global level.
World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance of members and partners which constitutes an influential network of organisations at the local, national, regional and international levels, and spans the spectrum of civil society. CIVICUS has worked for nearly two decades to strengthen citizen action and civil society throughout the world, especially in areas where participatory democracy and citizens’ freedom of association are threatened.