Global seminar on strengthening regulations to protect pollinators from pesticides
23-24 February 2022
The Global seminar on strengthening regulations to protect pollinators from pesticides was organized by FAO to promote a dialogue among policy makers and regulators on options to strengthen legislation to protect pollinators from pesticides, with a particular focus on low and middle income countries. Almost 700 participants from all corners of the world took part in the event, together with 21 speakers and 3 expert panels, in 2 plenary and 4 parallel sessions.
Netherlands & Ghana (2021 - ongoing)
Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) are of particular concern due to the severe adverse effects they can cause to human health and the environment. For that reason, their regulation and use receive particular attention from national governments and from international organizations such as FAO and WHO. HHPs have also been identified as an issue of concern by the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM).
Geneva (2018 – 2021)
The third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3), in 2017, adopted a Resolution on Environment and Health. In this Resolution, the Assembly expressed its concerns about the environmental and health impacts of pesticides and fertilizers and requested the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme to present a report on those impacts – and ways to minimize them – at the fifth session of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in 2021.