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Failure to list will deprive countries of their right to know and to take informed decisions about import
Statement for Rotterdam Plenary regarding Paraquat Dichloride 200g/L of paraquat ion for listing in the Convention on behalf of Pesticide Action Network
Thank you Madam president. My name is Chela Vazquez and I am representing Pesticide Action Network.
Pesticide Action Network strongly supports the proposal by Burkina Faso and the Chemical Review Committee to list Gramoxone Super, corresponding to paraquat dichloride at or above 200g/L of paraquat ion as a Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulation in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention.
Thank you Mr President.
My Name is Meriel Watts and I am representing Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN).
PAN and IPEN strongly support the POPRC's recommendation that priority be given to ecosystem-based approaches to pest management as alternatives to endosulfan.
We also strongly support the recommendation that the COP directs the POPRC to continue to assess the 9 pesticides shown by its initial analysis to potentially meet the Annex D criteria for a POP.
Letter to governments
The undersigned organizations call on all countries that are Parties to the Rotterdam Convention to agree to the listing of the severely hazardous pesticide formulation paraquat 200 g/L or above to Annex III of the Convention, at the Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties that will take place in Geneva, 28 April-10 May 2013. Burkina Faso proposed the nomination of the paraquat formulation because of the acute poisonings it caused to farmers.
Call for the phase out of paraquat and other highly hazardous pesticides: Will RSPO embrace sustainability or profitability?
The NGO/CSO Global Common Statement for a Toxics-Free Future was developed to create greater awareness of the increasing amounts of toxic chemicals in the environment, our food, communities and children. The endorsers of this statement have not forgotten the commitments made at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. Twenty years later, Rio+20 offers little or nothing to ensure these rights. Today we call on governments worldwide to take action to protect the public and ensure everyone the right to safe and secure communities and workplaces, free from toxic threats.
Basel, 09.12.2011 - Syngenta ignores fundamental human rights by selling its Paraquat herbicide in developing countries. Both a legal opinion, as well as the Permanent People’s Tribunal held in India, which examined the practices of agrochemical corporations, have come to this conclusion. On the day before Human Rights Day, the Berne Declaration is using advertisements and an event to draw attention to the many victims of Syngenta’s highly-toxic best-seller.
Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PAN AP) calls for action to address the ill impacts of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) on women and children’s health and well-being. PAN AP will hold the No Pesticide Use Week (NPUW) campaign on Women, Children and Highly Hazardous Pesticides from December 3 to 10, 2011, which is the World Human Rights Day to highlight the dangers of HHPs and work towards their elimination. HHPs have high potential to cause illness, injury or death to humans and animals or damage to the environment.