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Toxics-Free Future 2012
In the run-up to the Rio + 20 global meeting, IPEN and partners have created a Global Common Statement for a Toxics-Free Future to create greater awareness about the increasing amounts of toxic chemicals in the environment, our food, communities and children. The endorsers of this statement have not forgotten the commitments made at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. Twenty years later, Rio+20 offers little or nothing to ensure the commitments are carried out and basic rights are secured for all people.
This Statement has been presented for consideration and adoption to NGOs and CSOs in all regions of the world as part of a global campaign to secure more than 1,000 NGO endorsements in at least 80 countries. On the 11th of June 2012, NGOs will gather at the Toxics-Free Future Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the important message carried in the Global Common Statement for a Toxics-Free Future will be released to the world's leaders.
Additional resources and information about the Statement, including how your organization can endorse it, can be found at: www.ipen.org/toxics-free-2012