23 – 27 March 2015, New York
During the week of the 23-27th of March 2015, a panel discussion and an informal breakfast dialogue on the subject of “The Poisoned Poor: Why Safe Management of Chemicals and Wastes Matters for Sustainable Development” were held on 24 and 25 March 2015 respectively. Both events were jointly organized by the Governments of Sweden and Uruguay, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions and the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP).
The events sought to gain support for better integration of sound management of chemicals and waste and pollution into the post 2015 development agenda, including in the format of technically rigorous indicators to monitor and measure progress of the SDGs and the Declaration. The event provided a platform to deliver key messages to the negotiating delegates and other stakeholders about the health and environmental impacts of chemicals and wastes and the broader pollution agenda, their implications for sustainable development, why they must be included in the SDGs, and how the progress is to be measured.
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