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A Toxics-Free Future


Convention Awareness in Syria

Public awareness-raising on the Syrian coast.

In order to raise awareness of POPs in Syria, the Syrian Coast Society for Environmental Protection formed teams to collect information on POPs, developed a sheet for data recording and held three workshops on POPs in the coastal zone of Lazikia and Tartus, where they addressed farmers, agriculture associations and other stakeholders. The workshops included expert lectures and information about POPs, including explanations of the Dirty Dozen, their properties, primary uses and ill effects on health and environment. Components and aims of the Stockholm Convention were also provided in order to educate stakeholders with the hope that they will be able to participate with government and other stakeholders in implementing the Stockholm Convention.

Collection of data and development of data recording sheets
Three POPs awareness-raising workshops in Lazikia and Tartus

Syrian Coast Society for Environmental Protection