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Kathleen Ruff et Jean Zigby - Respectivement récipiendaire de la Médaille de l’Assemblée nationale, et Ancien président de l’Association canadienne des médecins pour l’environnement

IPEN Press Release

IPEN, the International Pollutants Elimination Network,
Two Decades of Reducing and Eliminating the Most Harmful Chemicals

(Gothenburg, Sweden) IPEN, the global environmental health network with over 550 public interest organizations in 122 countries, is changing its name as it kicks off the next twenty years of science, policy and advocacy work to forge a toxics-free future for all.  IPEN now stands for International Pollutants Elimination Network.

Following Regional Meetings at the Third Meeting of the Intersessional Process for SAICM beyond 2020, IPEN convened a Women’s Caucus informal roundtable conversation in Bangkok, Thailand.

In 2017, an IPEN Women’s Caucus was established to provide a forum for planning, discussion, and engagement around gender issues. One of the three focus areas identified was to work on gender issues within the IPEN network, including creating opportunities for training and for women to share experiences.  

In September, IPEN Participating Organization Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) celebrated the 20th anniversary of its foundation. Representatives of the Ministries of the Republic of Armenia, international organizations in Armenia, NGOs and foreign guests attended the event, which was held at the Aram Khachaturian House-Museum.

Quezon City, Philippines/Taipei, Taiwan.  Environmental health groups from Taiwan and the Philippines have joined the mounting clamor for justice for Filipina worker Deserie Castro Tagubasi who died from an acid spill while working at Tyntek electronics factory in the Chunan Science Park, Miaoli County.

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