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Examples and case studies on strategies for identifying HHPs from different perspectives

The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to foster discussions, exchange of best practices, and recommendations to address HHPs amongst relevant stakeholders. This is a summary of the discussion on Examples and case studies on strategies for identifying HHPs from different perspectives, which took place on 16 September 2020.

Presenters: Dr Richard Brown (WHO), Dr Halshka Graczyk (ILO), Dr Keith Tyrell (PAN-UK), Dr Christoph Neumann (CropLife International), Dr Andy Ward (CropLife International)

Identifying and addressing Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs), although guidance exists, often relies on governments and specific projects for this work to occur at the country level. Many sectors and organizations are taking the lead to assist countries with HHP work either directly or indirectly. During this discussion, we heard about the HHP work from three different sectors - international government organizations (IGOs) –WHO and ILO; industry - CropLife International, and a non-governmental organization (NGO) - PAN-UK. A lively discussion took place with 64 attendees where many learned about what HHP work is being undertaken to address the issue of HHPs globally.