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IPEN Closing Statement

9 February, given by Dr. Olga Speranskaya, IPEN Co-Chair:

30 May, 2016

IPEN is very disappointed that China's position on lead in paint prevented the UNEA from adopting a global resolution on its elimination. This related article from Voice of America features quotes from IPEN's Global Lead Paint Elimination Campaign Manager and IPEN's Senior Science and Techincal Advisor: China Blocks UN Resolution to Curb Lead in Paint

15 March, 2016

Press Release:

Majority of the world snubbed by EU refusal to act promptly on contaminated sites

Delay dishonours victims of the Minamata tragedy 

The 4th meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) for the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) was held in Geneva from 28 September to 2 October 2015 and numerous IPEN Participating Organization representatives attended. For details about IPEN's activities at the meeting, please see the tabs above. For more information (including an agenda, other meeting documents and more), see the SAICM website.  

The sixth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC6) for the international Mercury Treaty took place in Bangkok, Thailand from 3 - 7 November, 2014, and numerous representatives from IPEN Participating Organizations took part. Please see below some information about IPEN's activities during the conference. 

IPEN members have participated as observers in the work of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Review Committee (POPRC) since its inception. The POPRC is a subsidiary body to the Stockholm Convention established for reviewing chemicals proposed for listing in Annex A, B, and/or C.

IPEN representatives participated in the open-ended intergovernmental preparatory meeting and the Conference of Plenipotentiaries (the Diplomatic Conference, or "DipCon") on the “Minamata Convention on Mercury” in the second week of October, 2013 in Japan. Please see information about IPEN's activities during the conference below and via the tabs above.