Pre-Announcement: 12th International HCH and Pesticides Forum in Kiev

Posted on May 31, 2013 in Obsolete Pesticides, Public Participation, Uncategorized.

12th Forum 10 years after the 7th forum in Kiev: what has been achieved in a decade in Ukraine – what is Ukraine’s role for the other Eastern European, Caucasus and Central European countries

November 06-08, 2013, Kiev,Ukraine

The aim of 12th International HCH and Pesticide Forum is to present and discuss the problems connected with the huge amount of obsolete pesticides in the regions of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) and many others around the globe.

Delegates at HCH forum at the 2011 forum in Azerbajan

Delegates at the 2011 HCH forum in Azerbaijan

The forum objectives are:

  • to make a status of the developments and new plans in Ukraine over the last decade, and assess if these developments can be used as an example for other countries in the region and elsewhere;
  • to review past and ongoing activities in the field of obsolete pesticides problems in Central European and EECCA Countries, in Africa, in Asia and in South America;
  • to make a review of what has been realised from the 11th Forum recommendations;
  • to discuss the national and regional strategies, action plans and financial resources for elimination of the obsolete pesticides;
  • to review and exchange technologies and experiences for inventory, risk assessment, environmental impact assessment of central stores, environmentally sound management, storage and destruction of obsolete pesticides and contaminated soils;
  • awareness raising of the obsolete pesticides problems globally, regionally, nationally and locally

Milieukontakt will participate at and actively contribute to the HCH forum in Ukraine, amongst others we will organise in cooperation with Green Cross a session called “Education and awareness raising; a need and a must”.

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