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Campaign Activities

IPEN Participating Organizations (POs) around the world are carrying out activities related to the Toxics-Free SDGs Campaign. Started in 2018, these activities address themes such as agroecology, chemicals in products, endocrine disrupting chemicals, hazardous chemicals in the lifecycle of electronics, highly hazardous pesticides, lead in paint, women and chemicals, POPs, workplace right-to-know, and / or zero waste issues. In particular, actvities undertaken in the beginning of 2019 addressed these themes as they relate to the Stockholm Convention and its 9th Conference of the Parties (April - May, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland). These specific activities helped raise awareness and move forward discussions about low POPs content level, PFAS, exemptions for PBDEs and sulfluramid, and the need to eliminate PCBs in an environmentally-sound, non-combustion manner. 

Information about the activities listed below will be uploaded as it becomes available. Please continue to check back! 

Anglophone Africa

Ethiopia: Country Situation Report on highly hazardous pesticides

Ethiopia: Agroecology: a viable option to phasing out Highly Hazardous Pesticides from Ethiopia

Kenya: Mercury Trade and Supply in ASGM Hotspots: Kenya Country Situation Report

Kenya: Country Situation Report on highly hazardous pesticides

Mozambique: Country Situation Report on highly hazardous pesticides and alternatives

Mozambique: Documenting DDT spraying, production, pollution and alternatives

Rwanda: Highly Hazardous Pesticides Rwanda Situation Report

Tanzania: Country Situation Report on highly hazardous pesticides

Uganda: Documenting DDT spraying, production, pollution and alternatives (UNETMAC)

Uganda: Documenting DDT spraying, production, pollution and alternatives (NAPE)

Zambia: Country Situation Report on highly hazardous pesticides

Zambia: Documenting DDT spraying, production, pollution and alternatives

Central and Eastern Europe

Belarus: Raising Awareness on Health Hazards of Chemicals in Toys

Croatia: Advocating for Ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

Serbia: Raising Awareness on Health Impacts of the Chemicals Used in Children's Toys and Childcare Products

Eastern Europe, Caucus & Central Asia

Armenia: Raising Awareness on Health Hazards of Phthalates in Toys

Armenia: Report on the Situation of Highly Hazardous Pesticides and Alternatives in Armenia

Azerbaijan: PCBs inventory and case studies in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA)

Kazakhstan: Campaign to Raise Awareness on Plastic Production, Use & Dispoal in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Country Survey on Production and Use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan: PCBs inventory and case studies in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA)

Russia: PCBs inventory and case studies in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA)

Russia: Advocating for Ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

Russia: Country Review: Production and Use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Russia

Russia: Waste incineration facilities and incinerators in the Russian Federation

Ukraine: Country Survey of Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Ukraine

Uzbekistan: Country Review of Production and Use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Uzbekistan

Francophone Africa

Cameroon: Country Situation Report on highly hazardous pesticides

Cameroon: Importance of Low POPs Content for Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Advocating for Ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

Ivory Coast: Importance of Low POPs Content for Africa

Niger: National Report on the Situation of Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Niger

Senegal: Advocating for Ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

Togo: Importance of Low POPs Content for Africa

Latin America & the Caribbean

Argentina: Country Situation Report on highly hazardous pesticides

Brazil: Country Situation Report on highly hazardous pesticides

Brazil: Ending the PBDE recycling exemption

Brazil: Exposing sulfluramid in Latin America

Chile: Country Situation Report on highly hazardous pesticides

Colombia: Mercury Trade and Supply in ASGM in Colombia

Costa Rica: Exposing sulfluramid in Latin America

Cuba: Alternatives to highly hazardous pesticides in Latin America

Cuba: Exposing sulfluramid in Latin America

Mexico: Exposing sulfluramid in Latin America

Mexico: Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Mexico

Mexico: Advocating for Ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

Uruguay: Exposing sulfluramid in Latin America

Uruguay: Report on the Situation of Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Uruguay

Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Egypt: PCBs: Progress towards Elimination in Egypt

Egypt: PFOA situation reports in support of Stockholm Convention listing

Jordan: PFOA situation reports in support of Stockholm Convention listing

Jordan: National Situation Report on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPS)

Morocco: Study on Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Morocco

Tunisia: National Report on the Situation of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

North America & the Pacific

Australia: Advocating for Ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

Canada: Ending the PBDE recycling exemption

Canada: Advocating for Ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

South Asia

Bangladesh: PFOA situation reports in support of Stockholm Convention listing

India: The Basel Ban Amendment and Implications for India

India: Documenting DDT spraying, production, pollution and alternatives

India: PFOA situation reports in support of Stockholm Convention listing

Nepal: Effective implementation of the asbestos ban in Nepal

Nepal: PFOA situation reports in support of Stockholm Convention listing

Nepal: Toxic Chemicals in Children's Products in Nepal

Sri Lanka: PFOA situation reports in support of Stockholm Convention listing

Southeast & East Asia

Cambodia: Ending the PBDE recycling exemption

China: Establishing a Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

Indonesia: PFOA situation reports in support of Stockholm Convention listing

Japan: Ending the PBDE recycling exemption

Japan: PFOA situation reports in support of Stockholm Convention listing

Malaysia: PFOA situation reports in support of Stockholm Convention listing

Philippines: Promoting non-combustion technologies for PCBs elimination

Philippines: Harmful Chemicals detected in Toys Sold in the Philippines

Philippines: Advocating for Ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

South Korea: Stories from the Clean Room (Screenings of the film have been shown in over 20 countries to date)

South Korea: Advocating for Ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

Thailand: PFOA situation reports in support of Stockholm Convention listing

Vietnam: PFOA situation reports in support of Stockholm Convention listing

Vietnam: Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Vietnam: A Situational Analysis

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