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A Toxics-Free Future


EECCA Regional Meeting, September 2017

IPEN Co-Chair, Olga Speranskaya, leads the EECCA Regional Meeting.

On September 28th and 29th, IPEN Participating Organizations from the Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia (EECCA) region met in Erevan, Armenia. At the meeting, IPEN POs in EECCA discussed IPEN's current and future projects, campaigns and initiatives, as well as the role IPEN EECCA POs will play in these activities. IPEN new initiatives, including Women and Chemicals, Gender Strategy, Women’s Caucus, Ocean Pollution, and Chemicals in Products were on the agenda of the meeting and aroused great interest. Three presentations on gender and endocrine disrupting chemicals, POPs in breast milk and monitoring of heavy metals in food linked the work of NGOs with that of the EECCA scientific community.

Eco-Accord is the IPEN Hub for the EECCA region. Besides its own projects on chemical safety, Eco-Accord coordinates the implementation of IPEN initiated projects in the region, facilitates communication sharing between IPEN POs and IPEN Secretariat, and serves as a liaison between EECCA public campaigns and IPEN global campaigns on chemicals and waste. 

Read more about the workshops held at the meeting and the outcomes achieved here.

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