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IPEN Participating Organizations Meet with Swedish Environmental Minister

Pham Thi Minh Hang, Vice Director of the Hanoi-based NGO Research Center for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (CGFED), an IPEN Participating Organization, today met with Swedish Minister of the Environment Karolina Skog in Stockholm. Pham Thi Minh Hang shared the CGFED / IPEN report on the lives of women workers in Samsung Vietnam cell phone factories with the Minister in the context of a visit to the Ministry to discuss SAICM Beyond 2020. 

A small group of representatives from other IPEN Participating Organgizations joined Ms. Pham to convey information to the Minister about IPEN’s SAICM-related work on issues such as health, safety and human rights in electronics and alternatives to highly hazardous pesticides.

To learn more about the study on the experiences of women working at two Samsung factories in Vietnam, please click here.

To read about alternatives to highly hazardous pesticides, please see this article.

To get details about IPEN’s work at the second meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020, please see this page.