What is PAN?

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) is a network of over 600 participating nongovernmental organizations, institutions and individuals in over 90 countries working to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.

PAN was founded in 1982 and has five independent, collaborating Regional Centers that implement its projects and campaigns.

Press Release

Civil society & IPs to FAO: Demonstrate bold leadership on climate action, end agreement with pesticide industry

December 5, 2022

As the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Council convenes its 171st Session today, PAN (Pesticide Action Network) International, calls upon the agency to demonstrate bold leadership on climate action by immediately rescinding its two-year-old agreement with CropLife International, the global association of the world’s biggest pesticide manufacturers.

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New hope for reducing harm from Highly Hazardous Pesticides

September 7, 2022

After more than two years without a face-to-face meeting, representatives from governments, the private sector, industry and civil society from around the world met in Bucharest from August 29 to September 2 for one week of intensive work on a new framework for the sound management of chemicals, including pesticides and waste.

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Civil society & IPs to FAO: End indefinite agreement with CropLife, ensure accountability

August 15, 2022

After a high-level meeting last week, we, representatives of civil society & Indigenous Peoples organizations, urgently call on the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to end its existing agreement with CropLife International (CLI), to publicly clarify the nature of its ties with the pesticide industry, and to subject these ties to greater transparency and accountability.

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Recent Publication


6 March 2023
PAN International Closing Statement IP4.2

Thank you madamme Co-Chairs for the opportunity to give our closing statement. I speak on behalf of Pesticide Action Network International, a global network of 600 groups representing CSOs, farmers, women and agricultural workers.

PAN has been involved in the SAICM process from the beginning and fully committed to SAICM’s objective to minimize significantly the adverse impacts of chemicals particularly hazardous pesticides on the environment and human health.

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