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A Toxics-Free Future

Latin America

Lead in paint was included in the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) framework as an emerging policy issue at its 2nd International Conference on Chemicals Management in 2009. Thereafter, the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint was formed. IPEN plays an important role in the Alliance and is an executing partner in a SAICM project on eliminating lead paint.

NGOs want Mexico, a member of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to lobby for the OECD to incorporate Basel Convention plastics amendments into the OECD Decision. By doing so, OECD countries will be required to use the prior informed consent procedure for hazardous and mixed/contaminated plastics wastes with each other. This is particularly important for Mexico, because it borders the United States, the main generator of plastics in the world.

(Göteborg, Sweden) Alarming levels of some of the most toxic chemicals, including brominated dioxins and brominated flame retardants, were found in consumer products made of recycled plastics sold in Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, the EU, India, Japan and Nigeria.

La Red de Acción en Plaguicidas y sus Alternativas de América Latina, RAP-AL, RAP-Chile, IPEN y Alianza por una Mejor Calidad de Vida tienen el agrado de invitar a la presentación del Informe "Situación de los Plaguicidas Altamente Peligrosos en Chile" de Maria Elena Rozas.

La presentación se realizará el dia 13 de marzo de 2019 a las 18.15 hrs., en el Museo Vicuña Mackenna, Vicuña Mackenna N 94, Santiago.

Photo by Pablo Piovano

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We, peasants, family farmers, indigenous peoples and traditional communities, scholars and professionals from various fields of knowledge, together with social movements and organizations, trade unions and urban collectives from Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Paraguay, Colombia, Bolivia and Switzerland, gathering at the 1st International Seminar and 3rd National Seminar on Pesticides, Socio-Environmental Impacts and Human Rights, held from 10 to 13 December in the city of Goiás, Brazil, express the following considerations about the current dominant agro-food system in Latin America and the world:

The impacts of the agro-industial model and the socio-environmental realities of our countries show common threats that require urgent response. Therefore, we consider it necessary to create and strengthen ties of resistance and solidarity for articulated action.

After a Seminar focusing on Agrochemicals, Socio-enviornmental Impacts, and Human Rights in Goias, Brazil, many NGOS, including IPEN participating organizations came together to make an important statement:

3 de diciembre de 2018. Día Internacional del no uso de plaguicidas. 

Desde RAP-AL reclamamos la prohibición de los plaguicidas comenzando por el glifosato y los Altamente Peligrosos (PAP) /Una vez más desde Red de Acción en Plaguicidas queremos llamar la atención sobre la creciente utilización de plaguicidas y su consecuente efecto en la salud socioambiental.


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