IPEN’s mission is a Toxics-Free Future for All. IPEN (International Pollutants Elimination Network) 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).
Virtually we are in Nairobi: participating at The Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum , the fifth meeting of the Open-Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, Science-Policy Forum and the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.1)
EASD continuing to follow SAICM Virtual Working Group on Governance and Mechanisms to Support Implementation, 4 February 2021, 8th meeting
EASD participated at Chemicals Watch Global Chemicals Management Towards 2020 and Beyond, 19-20 January 2021
November 2020: EASD join IPEN and PAN in calling on the Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to reconsider his recently announced alliance with CropLife International, a trade association whose member corporations produce pesticides and genetically modified seeds. The global networks and organizations co-sponsoring this letter find it completely inappropriate for FAO to strengthen collaboration with CropLife.
EASD participate in SAICM WG on Governance and Mechanisms to support Implementation (from October 2020, lead to IP4 in 2021)
EASD voted prior 2020 online General Assembly, May 2020
EASD participated on the survey on impacts of COVID19 crisis on work (inputs from 142 IPEN participating organizations from around the globe, 7 organizations from our region) .
EASD contribute with data on Serbia to EEB ZMWG on review of A and B of the Minamata Convention; ZMWG is looking into submitting additional information showing that Annexes A and B can be strengthened by widening their scope , April 2020
EASD Input to SAICM/IP.3/8 (Assessment on linkages with other clusters related to chemicals and waste management and options to coordinate and cooperate on areas of common interest), 26.10.2019
EASD is participating in Shaping the future beyond 2020 , Bangkok 2019
In 2019 become IPEN General Assembly member