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In preparation for the 10th meeting of the Stockholm Convention's POPs Review Committee (POPRC), which will take place the last week of October in Rome, IPEN has developed a Quick Guide to IPEN Views on POPRC10 in English and français.

Vi Waghiyi, an environmental health program director with the IPEN Participating Organization Alaska Community Action Toxics, raises the issue of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in this article from the Alaska Dispatch News:

New U.S. Arctic emissary gets plenty of ideas from Alaskans for Arctic Council priorities

Yereth Rosen, August 14, 2014

French protesters at the Tour de France



More than 100 tonnes of highly toxic waste will have to remain at Botany after the French government vetoed plans by chemical giant Orica to ship it from Sydney to France for incineration.

UPDATE, 27 July, 2014: French reject Orica's toxic waste

Australian Broadcasting Corporation news story featuring Dr. Mariann Lloyd-Smith, IPEN Senior Advisor and former Co-Chair


On behalf of the Nigeria-Africa Stockpiles Programme Implementation Network (NASPIN), IPEN Participating Organization Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) developed baseline data and a scenario through a literature review for the study of POPs in Lagos lagoon. At a one-day project dissemination workshop held by NASPIN, National Coordinator of the network and Executive Director of SRADev, Mr.