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A Toxics-Free Future


Annual Report 2023

IPEN's Annual Report summarizes our accomplishments from 2023. As our Co-chairs noted, in 2023 “we were consistently inspired by the dynamic IPEN teams working together for a safe, healthy, and just society.” 

Some of our 2023 highlights included:

  • Following our successful, decades-long work through the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management, in 2023, we welcomed the development of its successor, the Global Framework on Chemicals, a new forum which we expect will be a key vector for our work for many years to come.
  • As part of the Global Framework, we also noted the historic creation of a new Global Alliance on Highly Hazardous Pesticides, a collaboration that we will leverage in our work to eliminate these toxic chemicals and promote sustainable, agroecological alternatives.
  • Our work to eliminate lead paint globally saw new national policies developed and under consideration in several regions.
  • At the Stockholm Convention, IPEN’s advocacy contributed to listing of three toxic chemicals and promoted the move toward a class-based approach.
  • Establishing chemicals and health as a priority issue in the Plastics Treaty negotiations. IPEN remained the leading public interest organization at the Plastics Treaty negotiations, where dozens of our members participate, bringing the voices of those most impacted by toxic plastics to these critical global talks.
  • Working with Indigenous Peoples at the Minamata Convention, together we welcomed a historic resolution supporting the participation of Indigenous Peoples in the fight to end mercury pollution.
  • Our research, data collection, and advocacy through 2023 educated global delegates and stakeholders and provided the latest science on the health and environmental threats from toxic chemicals, plastics, and waste.
  • In 2023, we invested significant resources in media and communications: we launched a new website dedicated to our Plastics Treaty work and nurtured relationships with key journalists, resulting in a significant increase in major media coverage featuring IPEN’s views.

To learn more, download the report below.

PDF icon Annual Report 202310.41 MB