IPEN Participating Organizations voice concerns about lead in paint in Latin America and the Caribbean


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Lead in paint was included in the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) framework as an emerging policy issue at its 2nd International Conference on Chemicals Management in 2009. Thereafter, the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint was formed. IPEN plays an important role in the Alliance and is an executing partner in a SAICM project on eliminating lead paint.

The Latin America and the Caribbean regional workshop on generating support for phasing out lead took place on 12 & 13 June 2019, in Panama City, Panama. Five IPEN Participating Organizations (POs) from five different countries participated in the workshop. Other stakeholders present included representatives from across Latin America and Caribbean governments, the UN Environment, World Health Organization, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, technical experts from the US Environmental Protection Agency, the International Paint and Printing Ink Council, and National Cleaner Production Centers.

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