|Title||Minutes of SA Regional Meeting|
|Publication Type||Event and media reports|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Keywords||Mercury, lead, india, Waste, E-waste, Delhi, Environment, chemicals, Toxics Link, bio-medical waste, chemical waste, EDCs, hub, plastic waste, South-Asia, Regional Meeting, IPEN, participating organizations, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, vision, regional strategy, avenue, network, toxic free South Asia, Center for Public Health and Environmental Development, objectives, organic farming, legal strategy, project designing, international policies, Anti-microbial resistance, sustainable agriculture.,|
IPEN’s South Asia regional meeting was organized by Toxics Link, South Asia regional hub from 17th to 19th April 2019 at Zorba the Buddha in New Delhi. Representative from IPEN (International POPs Elimination Network) and participating organizations (POs) from India,Nepal, Sri Lanka, bangladesh and Bhutan participated to discuss IPEN’s agenda for a toxics free future for South Asia region. This was the first regional meeting organized with an objective of closer cooperation and networking between POs to make South Asia a Toxics free region. The meeting focused on the cross cutting issues of chemicals, waste and toxicity in the region in the context of various international developments and policies. The meeting was an avenue for sharing knowledge and information, charting out the development objectives, strengthening networking between the POs and exploring funding needs to cater IPEN’s vision for South Asia with adoption of a regional strategy to work on the issue of plastics.