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Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

 

   

Obligations of Parties

The Stockholm Convention commits the international  community to protecting human health and the environment from POPs and sets the goal of ending the release and use of the 28 most toxic POPs. The Convention requires Parties to take steps to:  

  • Prohibit and/or eliminate the production and use, as well as the import and export, of the intentionally produced POPs that are listed in Annex A to the Convention (Article 3)
  • Restrict the production and use, as well as the import and export, of the intentionally produced POPs that are listed in Annex B to the Convention (Article 3)
  • Reduce or eliminate releases from unintentionally produced POPs that are listed in Annex C to the Convention (Article 5)
  • Ensure that stockpiles and wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with POPs are managed safely and in an environmentally sound manner (Article 6)
  • To list additional POPs according to the procedures set out in the Convention (Article 8)
  • Other provisions of the Convention relate to the development of implementation plans (Article 7), information exchange (Article 9), public information, awareness and education (Article 10), research, development and monitoring (Article 11), technical assistance (Article 12), financial resources and mechanisms (Article 13), reporting (Article 15), effectiveness evaluation (Article 16) and non-compliance (Article 17).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2016