Pesticides are inherently hazardous, and among them, a relatively small number of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) cause disproportionate harm to the environment and human health including severe environmental hazards, high acute and chronic toxicity.

The goal of the HHPs CoP (learn more about HHPs here) is to foster online discussions and multisectoral engagement that will identify key issues related to HHPs and exchange best practices on how to address this Emerging Policy Issue. 

Outcomes of these discussions may also contribute to the deliberations under the SAICM’s  intersessional process (IP4) and the fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5).

Past sessions

Online discussion: The Key Role of SAICM National Focal Points in Reducing Harm from Highly Hazardous Pesticides
Session details
Online discussion: The role and importance of national and regional Highly Hazardous Pesticides strategies
Session details