Events Newsletter november 2013 : latest updates on events

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Project partners come together in Kiev for the second Steering Committee Meeting of the Project

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On 11 and 12 November 2013 the second Steering Committee Meeting of the project Improved pesticides and chemicals management in the former Soviet Union was organised in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. This EC/FAO partnership project is implemented in cooperation with Blacksmith Institute, Green Cross Belarus, Green Cross Switzerland, the International HCH and Pesticides Association (IHPA), and Milieukontakt International.

11 и 12 ноября 2013 года в столице Украины- Киеве состоялось второе Совещание Руководящего Комитета по Улучшенному управлению пестицидами и химическими веществами в странах бывшего Советского Союза. Этот партнерский проект EC/FAO был выполнен при участии Института Блэксмита, Белорусского Зеленого Креста, Швейцарского Зеленого Креста, Международной ассоциации по ГХГ и пестицидам (IHPA) и Милёуконтакта Интернэшнл.

International HCH and Pesticides Forum on elimination of Obsolete Pesticides

The 12th International HCH and Pesticides Forum met in Kiev from 6-8 November 2013. The Forum took note of the overall slow progress of elimination of Obsolete Pesticides, their negative impact on countries socio-economic performance, the severe adverse effects on health and quality of life, as well as its far-reaching consequences to neighbours with shared water resources.

6-8 ноября 2013 года в Киеве состоялся ХII Форум Международной ассоциации по ГХГ и пестицидам (IHPA). На Форуме обсуждался прогресс, достигнутый в уничтожении устаревших пестицидов, их отрицательное влияние на социально-экономическую жизнь страны и неблагоприятное воздействие на здоровье и качество жизни населения, а также далеко идущие последствия для соседних стран с общими водными ресурсами.

Regional Workshop on Pesticide lifecycle assessment

Representatives from ten Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asian countries (EECCA) met at the Medved Institute in Kiev, Ukraine, for an FAO facilitated workshop to develop action
plans based on results of regional studies completed in 2013.

Представители из 10 стран Восточной Европы, Кавказа и Центральной Азии (ВЕКЦА) участвовали в семинаре, проводимом ФАО в Институте экогигиены и токсикологии им. Л.И.Медведя в Киеве, Украина, по разработке плана будущих действий на основании региональных исследований, завершенных в 2013 году.

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English version : EU-FAO PROJECT Newsletter 040EC NOV 13

Russian version : EU-FAO Newsletter GCPRER040EC_RUS

OSCE finances feasibility study on remediation of pesticide burial site in Armenia

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A consortium of Tauw, Witteveen+Bos, Milieukontakt and Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) is selected by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to conduct a site assessment and feasibility study of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), pesticide burial site Nubarashen in Armenia.

The Nubarashen Burial site was built in the mid 1970s as a disposal site for POPs, obsolete pesticides and other chemicals. The burial site is located on the south east side of Yerevan in a valley subject to severe erosion processes. A small village comprising of summer cottages is located around four kilometres down the slope from the burial site. Other villages are located in the area at some greater distance to the burial site.

In 2010 OSCE and FAO experts, assisting the Ministry of Emergency Situations, concluded that emergency measures had to be taken as the complete cover of the burial site had been removed and there was a direct risk of the spread of pesticides waste via surface water and by air. Recently the site was capped with clay and the area was fenced. The Ministry of Emergency Situations also installed permanent site guards.

The consortium will investigate the site and carry out feasibility study to support the selection of a long term solution for the elimination of risks for the POPs pesticides waste at the burial site. Special attention will be paid to assess health risks for vulnerable groups living close Nubarashen.

Armenia : regional agreement on elimination

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YEREVAN. – Armenian Ministry of Agriculture submitted to the Government’s approval the plan on joining the regional agreement on elimination and prevention of obsolete pesticides. The issue is included in the Thursday session agenda.

The project was initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It will provide for realizations of pesticides registration, characterization and elaboration of productive management projects.

Within the frameworks of the project, chemical-analytical study will be implemented in residents and areas adjacent to the pesticides depots, as well as monitoring will be conducted to detect and determine the degree of pollution.

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