Protect Our Children from Toxic Pesticides Newsletter, September 2016
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child General Discussion (DGD) on children’s rights and the environment.

The DGD aims to promote understanding of the relationship between children’s rights and the environment, to identify what needs to be done for child rights-related law, policy and practice to take adequate account of environmental issues, and for environment-related law, policy and practice to be child-sensitive.

PANAP has submitted comments on the impacts of pesticides on children in Asia & the Pacific.

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News,Video's and Articles: Impact of Pesticides on Children

The UN Special Rapportouer On Human Rights & Toxic presented his report to Human Rights Council

The report in offers an examination of how children’s rights are violated by both State and non-state entities by exposure of under-18s to toxic chemicals including pesticides and pollution.

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California announces proposed rules on agricultural pesticide use near schools and child day-care centers

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has released a proposed regulation that would give further protections to children when agricultural pesticides are applied close to schools and child day-care facilities.

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Doctors say: Too many Canadian children lack protection from pesticides used on lawns and gardens

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) released a new report and provincial scorecard that documents the state of provincial regulations when it comes to protecting Canadian children from cosmetic pesticides used on lawns and gardens.

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Indonesia: Child Tobacco Workers Suffer as Firms Profit Exposed to Harmful Nicotine and Pesticides

Thousands of children in Indonesia, some just 8 years old, are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms, Human Rights Watch said in a recent report. Many child tobacco workers said they mixed and applied pesticides and other chemicals. 

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TAKE ACTION 

Sign the petition to support the Monsanto Tribubal

The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice.

A parallel People's Assembly provides the opportunity for social movements to rally and plan for the future we want. The Tribunal and People's Assembly will take place between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands.

Sign the Petition
Join PAN International's call to ban HHPs!

Decades of experience has shown that, despite numerous “safe use” programmes, the safe use of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) is not possible. Petition calls on governments and corporations to take concrete steps towards a phase-out and ban of HHPs, to be replaced with safe, sustainable and ecological alternative methods of pest control.

Sign the Petition
Donate to PANAP

Editor: Deeppa Ravindran, PANAP's Pesticide Programme Coordinator deeppa.ravindran@panap.net 

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