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ROCA publishes a Position Paper and a paper on FAQs on Chrysotile and the Rotterdam Convention in frame of COP7 Rotterdam Convention

06.05.2015




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Asbestos is banned in most industrialized countries. Yet it is still the biggest occupational killer worldwide: the International Labour Organisation estimates asbestos causes 100,000 deaths globally every year through WECF works with partners to highlight the dangers of asbestos and to work towards a worldwide ban on asbestos and the inclusion of chrysotile asbestos in the Annex III list of prior informed consent of the Rotterdam Convention.

To promote the full and effective implementation of the Rotterdam Convention, WECF is a member of the ROCA (Rotterdam Convention Alliance) an Alliance of Environmental, Labour and Health organizations around the world. In frame of COP 7 of Rotterdam Convention taking place in May 2015 in Geneva, ROCA published a Position Paper and a paper on FAQs on Chrysotile and the Rotterdam Convention to call on all Parties to the Convention to contribute to ROCA’s envision of a world in which global health and environmental problems caused by harmful chemicals are mitigated by prior, informed consent. 

Download the full position paper in English or in Russian.

Download the paper on Frequently Asked Questions, FAQs, on Chrysotile and the Rotterdam Convention in English.