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Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Published May 17, 2004

This treaty’s  objective is  “…to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants” by restricting the creation and use of those pollutants”. The United Nations Enviroment Programme led the negotiations for the convention, completed on May 23, 2001. It entered into force on May 17, 2004.

 

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