The world today is home to the largest generation of young people in its history, there are now over 1.8 billion youth between the ages of 10 to 24. Enhancing the role young people play and providing opportunities for their active engagement in protecting health and the environment and promoting economic and social development will be essential for a sustainable, democratic future. Young people push qualitative change in ways of working, innovation and institutional reforms, including better governance, combating corruption, and building a healthier social and physical environment.
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IPEN’s vision for a toxics-free future includes a concern for future generations and is founded on the contributions of young people. IPEN recognizes the invaluable role that youth can and do play in promoting sound chemical and waste management.
Opening intervention on Long-chain PFCAs
Presented by Dr. Sara Brosché, October 9, 2023
Thank you, Mr Chair.
First of all, for those of you don´t know IPEN, we´re a global network of public interest, civil society organizations in more than 125 countries.
Thank you to the drafters and working group for the hard work preparing this comprehensive Risk Management Evaluation.