Workshop on Mainstreaming the Rights-based Approach for the Sound Management of Chemicals and Wastes in the Asia Pacific Region

dec-12-2016
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Ban Toxics with support from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) organized a three-day regional workshop entitled Mainstreaming the Rights-based Approach for the Sound Management of Chemicals and Wastes in the Asia Pacific Region on December 5-7, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Delegates comprised of government, non-governmental organizations, chemical industry and regulators from East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam participated in the workshop.

 

The workshop aimed to identify the different chemicals of concern in the Asia Pacific region, including the socio-economic, political and environmental drivers that influence chemicals management practices, identifying existing chemicals management practices in the region and the gaps and challenges in the laws as well as in implementation, identifying key requirements essential for the mainstreaming of the rights-based approach in chemicals and waste management and to increase awareness on the role of human rights in addressing chemicals pollution.

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