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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 Ron van Peer
Ron van Peer

I am working in regulatory affairs sector in the pesticide industry - globally. In a changing environment we bring modern pesticides including biologicals to the market.


Read more about Paul Kellett
Paul Kellett
The Environmentally Sound Management of Lighting, Appliances and Electrical Equipment is a key part of our Integrated Policy Approach to transforming product marketing to much more efficient electrical products across more than 75 countries. Read more at united4efficiency.org
Read more about Nicoline Lavanchy
Nicoline Lavanchy
I currently work at UNEP in Geneva to support effective collaboration, technical assistance and delivery of the Lead in Paint Component from the project “Chemicals Without Concern”, along with Desiree Narvaez. I also support UNEP in its capacity of co-secretariat of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint. In addition to lead in paint, I have been working on lead-acid batteries issues. I have also worked at the Chemicals and Waste Management Programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) on pollutant released and transfer registers (PRTRs). I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic History and a
Read more about Vito A. Buonsante
Vito A. Buonsante
Vito A. Buonsante is an EU and International law specialist with expertise in chemicals, pesticides, and plastics. Prior to joining the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) in 2021 he lead the Chemicals Project for ClientEarth, a Brussels based NGO and the Plastics Program for Environmental Defence Canada, a Toronto based NGO.In his role as a Technical and Policy Advisor for IPEN he works on wide range of issues related to chemical safety. This includes SAICM and its emerging policy issues and issues of concern, the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Convention. IPEN is a global network of over 500 public interest
Read more about Rebecca Mlelwa
Rebecca Mlelwa

Rebecca is an Environmental and Occupational Health Specialist focusing on children’s environmental health, public health, management of hazardous chemicals in products, exposure assessment, chemical risk assessment and management, risk communicat