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A Toxics-Free Future



    •    Existen 300 conflictos mineros en todo el país que vulneran  derechos de los pueblos
    •    Estado mexicano privilegia explotación de recursos naturales a favor de intereses privados: ONG

Fernando Bejarano, Director of RAPAM, IPEN’s Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean, participated in a workshop on “Minamata Convention, challenges and opportunities in Colombia” that was held in Bogota, Colombia in mid-November. The workshop was organized by the University of Los Andes Group on Environmental Law, the Colombian Environment and Foreign Officers Ministries, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), with sponsorship from the Swiss government.

Extracting gold with mercury exacts a lethal toll

IPEN Participating Organization BaliFokus is featured in this PBS NewsHour video about mercury poisoning due to small scale gold mining activities in indonesia.