by IISD's SDG Knowledge Hub,

The eighth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) will take place from 25–31 October 2020. Virtual events during the week will focus on the need to accelerate progress towards the global phase out of lead paint through regulatory and legal measures.

The 2020 edition of the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of action (ILPPW) will be the eighth annual ILPPW. The objectives of the campaign are to: raise awareness about health effects of lead poisoning; highlight countries' and partners' efforts to prevent particularly childhood lead poisoning; and urge further action to eliminate lead paint through regulatory action at country level.

This week of action is an initiative of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (the Lead Paint Alliance), which is jointly led by the UN Environment Programme and the World Health Organization (WHO). More information: