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Here you can access useful resources, read articles, find out about latest events, meet people and join our communities of practice on the SAICM emerging chemical policy issues

Emerging Policy Issues

Chemicals in products
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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
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Hazardous chemicals in electronics
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Highly Hazardous Pesticides
read moreabout Highly Hazardous Pesticides
Lead in paint
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read moreabout Nanotechnology
Perfluorinated Chemicals
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Pharmaceutical pollutants
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Policy brief

A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector

For over a decade, under both SAICM and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the class of chemicals known as PFAS is gaining increasing international attention.

Policy Document

Global elimination of lead paint: why and how countries should take action

Lead has toxic effects on almost all body systems and is especially harmful for children and pregnant women. Lead paint is an avoidable source of exposure to lead.


Women, Chemicals and the SDGs

Gender Review Mapping with a Focus on Women and Chemicals: Impact of Emerging Policy Issues and the Relevance for the Sustainable Development Goals

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People working for a healthier environment

Read more about Than Nguyen Phuong Hai
Than Nguyen Phuong Hai
Our projects/activities focus on reducing pesticide use and advocating the government to control the lead in paints to avoid bad health and living environment effects.
Read more about Lynn Wagner
Lynn Wagner
Lynn M. Wagner is the Senior Director of the SDG Knowledge program at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). In this role, she oversees projects that seek to increase the accountability of decision making for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), enhance engagement in SDG implementation, develop SDG indicator and reporting tools, and support SDG implementation. Wagner began working with IISD in 1994 as a writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, and she continues to observe and analyze multilateral environmental negotiations with IISD’s flagship publication. She also served as the Senior Manager of IISD Reporting Services’ Knowledge Management Projects from
Read more about Anna Odur
Anna Odur
Communication, research and advocacy to our stakeholders who include community groups and policy makers.
Read more about Meda Gurudutt Prasad
Meda Gurudutt Prasad
Safe and Effective use of Pesticides a training to the Tribal Farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Promotion of a sustainable, climate resilient agriculture in tribal communities of Andhra Pradesh.
Read more about Kristin Schafer
Kristin Schafer
We promote policies and practices that reduce reliance on hazardous pesticides. We also conduct grassroots science and advocacy with communities directly harmed by industrial agriculture, including community-scale farmers, farmworkers, rural families and Indigenous communities.