IPEN’s mission is a Toxics-Free Future for All. IPEN is a unique global network of people and public interest organizations, which respects and enjoys a wide diversity of cultures, skills and knowledge. Together we share a common commitment to achieve a toxic-free future where chemical production, use and disposal does not harm people and the environment.
IPEN operates in all six UN languages, and is coordinated via eight Regional Hubs for Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Regional Hub for Central and Eastern Europe is Arnika Association, based in the Czech Republic. Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development is IPEN Participating Organisation (our activities include International Lead Poisoning Awareness Week 2013, Toxics-Free Rio+20,
IPEN’s work on Chemicals in Products relates to the Stockholm Convention and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).