Date: 12 November 2010
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
Time: 13.00 - 15.30 hrs
The world agrees that DDT poses risks for human health and the environment, but it continues to be the most produced and used persistent organic pollutant pesticide listed in the Stockholm Convention (2004). At the same time resistance of targeted insects against DDT and other chemicals is being observed. National health authorities are allowed to use it against mosquitoes transmitting malaria under the control of the World Health Organization. Today, there are about 20 countries that either use DDT or wish to use it if deemed necessary.
To support the phase-out of DDT, the Parties to the Stockholm Convention decided to launch a Global Alliance of all stakeholders (governments, IGOs, NGOs, chemical industry) for the development and deployment of products, methods and strategies as alternatives to DDT.
As the Stockholm Convention DDT Expert Group meets in Geneva (10-12 Nov.) and prepares new recommendations to the Parties of the Convention on the use of DDT and alternatives for disease vector control, we invite you to an encounter and dialogue on the use of DDT in the face of safe and effective malaria control. Panelists include representatives of International Organisations, Governments, Research Institutions, NGOs and the Industry.
The encounter will be held at the International Environment House II, Rooms Rhin-Aare, 9-15 Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, in Geneva on 12th November 13:00-15:30. The encounter is hosted by Biovision, icipe and the Millennium Institute with the support of the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention.
If you require more information about the encounter, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Contact: Fabrice Boulé, Media21: firstname.lastname@example.org
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