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A Toxics-Free Future

Thought Starter Paper on Highly Hazardous Pesticides and SAICM

Pesticides Action Network (PAN) and IPEN
August 2013

Executive Summary

Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) are a threat to human health and the
environmentwith significant impacts on developing and transition countries. At
ICCM3, a large number of countries fromall UN regions supported actions on HHPs,
including developing a priority list of substances for a progressive ban and
substitution with safer alternatives. Delegates supported intercessionalwork on
HHPs, but there was insufficient time at ICCM3 to develop concrete proposals.

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