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A Toxics-Free Future


Global day of action Lebanon

Global day of action on POPs in Lebanon.

On April 21, 2005, APEP organized a press conference and public participation and POPs awareness-raising seminar for municipalities, NGOs and organizations in 14 towns in the Nabatieh district of Lebanon. The conference was directed by Dr. Kamal Slim (university professor with expertise in environmental studies) to explain the harmful effects of pesticides, the 12 POPs listed in the Treaty and the importance of Stockholm Convention implementation. Emphasis was also placed on the causes, sources and harmful effects of dioxins, outlining strategies to reduce and avoid exposure to dioxin emissions. The awareness-raising activities also included distribution of POPs brochures to schools and university students of the Nabatieh district on Earth Day highlighting harmful effects and the Stockholm Convention.

Multi-stakeholder POPs awareness-raising seminar
Production and distribution of POPs brochures in schools and universities

APEP (Association pour la protection de l'environement et du patrimoine -Nabatieh)