IPEN launched the International SAICM Implementation Project (ISIP) in 2010 to assist in implementing the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). SAICM is an international policy, strategy and global plan of action that seeks to minimize significant harms to human health and the environment from the manufacture and use of chemicals by 2020.
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PAMELA MILLER. IPEN Co-Chair. Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, United States.
Tadesse Amera, PHD. IPEN Co-Chair. Director, Pesticide Action Nexus, Ethiopia.
Landing page for sustainable development policy work.
Landing page for Toxics in Consumer Products (XRF) projects.
IPEN has worked, since its inception, to promote the need for sound chemicals management among public interest, non-governmental organizations (NGOs). IPEN’s global outreach and awareness-raising projects and campaigns are developed in partnership with its Participating Organizations and are designed to help NGOs:
Childhood exposure to lead in paint remains a serious problem in developing countries.
IPEN has undertaken three influential projects to build the capacity of nongovernmental (NGOs) in developing countries and countries in economic transition to engage in toxic pollution and heavy metals (mercury) elimination issues.