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A Toxics-Free Future


IPEN Hosts International Toxics Metal Skillshare

IPEN is hosting an International Toxics Metal Skillshare in Minamata, Japan:

  • International Toxic Metals Skillshare: 3 & 4 October, 2013 (42 participants from 26 countries)
  • International Minamata Symposium: 5 & 6 October, 2013 (convened by IPEN and Citizens Against Chemicals Pollution)

IPEN will also attend meetings convened by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Kumamoto, Japan:

  • Mercury Treaty Preparatory Meeting: 7 & 8 October, 2013
  • Diplomatic Conference (Conference of Plenipotentiaries): 9 - 11 October, 2013


Best symposium group photo   For more information about IPEN's activities in Japan and participation in Mercury Treaty-related meetings, please see our Diplomatic Conference page.

Please also find information about IPEN's efforts to honor the victims of Minamata Disease and their supporters and community here