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A Toxics-Free Future



This is an Executive Summary of the Global Study that Toxics Link and IPEN undertook to determine the total lead concentration in new decorative paints available in various developing countries around the world. 

This document is a summary statement of IPEN's views on issues that ICCM2 will be called upon to address, including:

  • Rules of Procedure
  • Evaluation of SAICM implementation
  • Coherence among international instruments
  • Modalities for reporting
  • Strengthening of national chemicals management capacities
  • Financial and technical resources
  • Emerging policy issues
  • Subsidiary bodies
  • Information exchange and scientific and technical cooperation
  • Cooperation with intergovernmental organizations

In preparation for the 4th Latin American & Caribbean regional meeting on the SAICM, Pesticide Action Network and IPEN produced two thought starter papers: one on Endocrine Disrupting Pesticides and SAICM and one on Highly Hazardous Pesticides and SAICM.

Pesticides Action Network (PAN) and IPEN
August 2013

Executive Summary

Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) are a threat to human health and the
environmentwith significant impacts on developing and transition countries. At
ICCM3, a large number of countries fromall UN regions supported actions on HHPs,
including developing a priority list of substances for a progressive ban and
substitution with safer alternatives. Delegates supported intercessionalwork on
HHPs, but there was insufficient time at ICCM3 to develop concrete proposals.