Highly Hazardous Pesticides

Recognizing that highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) cause adverse human health and environmental effects in many countries, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries, ICCM4 supported concerted action to address HHPs. Furthermore, ICCM4 welcomed the strategy developed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Health Organization. The Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals has agreed to facilitate collaboration, cooperation and contributions of stakeholders in the implementation of the strategy.

Furthermore, ICCM4 encouraged stakeholders to undertake concerted efforts to implement the strategy at the local, national, regional and international levels, with emphasis on promoting agroecologically based alternatives and strengthening national regulatory capacity to conduct risk assessment and risk management, including the availability of necessary information, mindful of the responsibility of national and multinational enterprises.

In developing the Strategy to address highly hazardous pesticides in the context of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Managements adopted at ICCM4, FAO, UNEP and WHO consulted on a draft proposal via the SAICM web-site. Input received from stakeholders - Compilation of responses

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