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A Toxics-Free Future


Jordan LHAP GDA English

Global day of action: public hearing on POPs.

This activity, conducted by LHAP, included a public hearing attended by more than 200 university students along with members of media, academic institutions, non-governmental institutions, the private sector and public institutions. Experts of diverse background were invited to deliver presentations at the event covering the following topics: What are POPs; what do they mean; what chemicals are covered; what efforts are underway in Jordan; and what health issues are associated with use of POPs. A lawyer was present to inform the audience about the Stockholm Convention, its implications, national obligations after ratification, benefits and next steps. An expert in environment also outlined the environmental impacts associated with POPs, and an expert in socioeconomics provided an analysis of POPs impacts at the social and economic level. Participants received speakers' papers, a press release and a sticker.

Multi-stakeholder public informational hearing on POPs attended by youth, media, NGOs, academia, and public and private institutions

Land and Human to Advocate Progress (LHAP)