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A Toxics-Free Future


Toxics-Free Rio+20 Overview

The NGO/CSO Global Common Statement for a Toxics-Free Future was initiated by IPEN with input from members and our global partners to create greater awareness about and more effective responses to the toxic chemicals in our food, environment, economy and communities. In our statement we highlight the commitments made by the world’s governments at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, and, as we approached Rio+20, we demanded accountability and action by governments for the sustainable, toxics-free future that we want for the world and generations to come.

To advance non-governmental organization (NGO) and civil society organization (CSO) campaigns related to protecting human and environmental health, a group of partners worked together to collect over 1,000 NGO/CSO endorsements of the Common Statement from more than 80 countries.

2012 Global Toxics-Free Future Forum 

On the 11th of June 2012, NGOs gathered from around the globe in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the 2012 Global Toxics-Free Future Forum. The NGO/CSO Global Common Statement for a Toxics-Free Future was released at the forum by the organizations that came together with this important message to the world’s leaders.


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This activity has been supported with the financial assistance of various donors including the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, SSNC. The views herein shall not necessarily be taken to reflect the official opinion of SSNC.

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