21 Sep 2022
13:30–15:00

Venue: Centre Administratif de Varembé & Online | Webex

On the sidelines of the 51st Regular Session of the Human Rights Council, this year’s Geneva Toxic Free Talks took place over two days of conferences and discussions, celebrating 25 years of the mandate and the struggle for the right to live in a toxic free environment.

About the Geneva Toxic Free Talks

The Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights reports every Fall to the Council and to the UN General Assembly on issues related to his mandate. The Geneva Toxic Free Talks aim to harness the opportunity of this moment of the year to reflect on the challenges posed by the production, use and dissemination of toxics and on how Geneva contributes to bringing together the actors working in reversing the toxic tide.

On the sidelines of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, this year’s Toxic Free Talks took place from 21-22 September — two days of conferences and discussions, celebrating 25 years of the mandate and the struggle for the right to live in a toxic free environment.

About this Session

Many sectors of the population must deal with exposure to toxics affecting their health, their livelihood and even their life, as hazardous substances from human activity are indeed often found in the food people eat, in the air they breathe, in the water they drink, and in the places where they work or live. Their protection depends on the implementation of their fundamental human rights.

Speakers

Yuyun ISMAWATI

Senior Advisor and Co-Founder, Nexus for Health, Environment and Development Foundation (Nexus3) | Lead for ASM and Mining, IPEN

Tatiana SANTOS

Policy Manager for Chemicals & Nanotechnology, European Environmental Bureau (EEB)

Ana Maria SUAREZ FRANCO

Accountability Coordinator & Representative in Geneva, FIAN International

Sascha GABIZON

Executive Director, Women Engage for a Common Future, International

Marcos ORELLANA

UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights

Yves LADOR

Representative of Earthjustice to the United Nations in Geneva | Moderator

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