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Advancing chemical safety is a necessary component of sustainable development

IPEN Co-Chair Dr. Olga Speranskaya and IPEN Steering Committee Member Yuyun Ismawati have contributed an article to the United Nations Environment Programme publication “Our Planet”- "Advancing chemical safety is a necessary component of sustainable development.” The publication focuses on pollution prevention and clean-up has been released as the 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly is underway in Nairobi, Kenya.

IPEN's Views of Selected Issues at UNEA3

See IPEN's Views of Selected Issues to be discussed at UNEA3 for information about IPEN's positions on specific resolutions.

Much of IPEN's work relates to issues that will be discussed at UNEA3. The UN has outlined a series of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, in order to create a plan of action to address the world's most pressing challenges. IPEN's work relates specifically to SDGs 2, 3, 5, 12, 14, and 17. Find below some helpful materials produced by IPEN for understanding issues of pollution faced around the world that will be relevant to the Assembly. 

Mercury in Women of Child-Bearing Age in 25 Countries

Lead in Solvent-Based Paints for Home Use Global Report

Beyond 2020 Perspectives

POPs Recycling Contaminates Children's Toys with Toxic Flame Retardants

 

Citizen's Report

Citizen's Report on SAICM Implementation 2012-2015

 

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

POPs in Chicken Eggs from Hotspots in China 

POPs Recycling Contaminates Children's Toys with Toxic Flame Retardants

Toxic Industrial Chemical Recommended for Global Prohibition Contaminates Children's Toys

An NGO Guide to Hazardous Pesticides and SAICM (2009) (1-page update, 2015)

 

Electronic and Electrical Waste Products

Stories of Women Workers in Vietnam's Electronics Industry

Guide for Conducting an E-waste Inventory in Africa

 

Toxic Metals

Mercury Monitoring in Women of Child-Bearing Age in the Asia and the Pacific Region

An NGO Introduction to Mercury Pollution and the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Guidance on the Identification, Management and Remediation of Mercury-Contaminated Sites 

 

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

Introduction to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

 

Nanotechnology

Social and Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology Development in Africa

Social and Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology Development in Asia-Pacific 

Social and Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

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