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6th United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA-6)

IPEN members from around the world participated in the sixth session of the U.N. Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) in Nairobi, Kenya from February 26 to March 1, 2024. The theme of the session was "Effective, inclusive and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution."

In previous UNEA meetings IPEN has advocated for strong global protections from toxic chemicals, including successfully working for adoption of the resolution for a Plastics Treaty at UNEA-5.

UNEA is the world’s top decision-making body on the environment, aiming to help restore harmony between humanity and nature and improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. 

New Reports: EDCs and Pesticides

IPEN released two new reports at UNEA-6:

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Threats to Human Health provides a comprehensive update on the state of the science around EDCs, with increasing evidence that this large group of toxic substances may be implicated in rising global health concerns. Read the report here.

The Global Threat from Highly Hazardous Pesticides highlights ongoing health and environmental risks from HHPs, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Read the report here.


UNEA-6 Side event: Decarbonization and Detoxification: Opportunities for Integrated Actions

IPEN International Coordinator Bjorn Beeler spoke on a panel at this UNEA-6 side event.

See more information on the side event.

View the live stream on 29 February at 5:15pm EAT | 2:15pm GMT | 9:15am EST

Flyer for UNEA6 Decarbonization and Detoxification side event 


Find the UNEA-6 agenda and more on the UNEP website.

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