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Citizen's Guide Final Summary

Citizen's Guide to the Stockholm Convention.

This report describes the information-rich, Spanish-language "Citizen's Guide to the Stockholm Convention," a 220-page book developed by the NGO RAPAM. The Guide is available in both print and on CD. The Citizen's Guide has been translated into an English edition, which includes a forward by Klaus Toepfer, former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Divided into five sections, the Citizen's Guide includes chapters on: 1) background of citizen struggles around POPs, 2) effects of POPs on health and the environment, 3) government commitments to the Stockholm Convention, 4) Stockholm Convention National Implementation Plans, and 5) the roles and rights of citizen participation. The Guide was presented at workshops throughout Latin America in 2004 and 2005 and has served as a source of information in developing additional fact sheets on POPs.

The "Citizen's Guide to the Stockholm Convention" available in Spanish and English
1,000 printed copies as well as a CD version available
Partial translations available in Arabic, French and Russian

Red de Acción sobre Plaguicidas y Alternativas en México (RAPAM)