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 / Statement

Statement of Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples on the end of the FAO partnership with CropLife International

June 10, 2024

Eleven organizations representing civil society and Indigenous Peoples across the globe welcome the statement by the UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) that it has officially ended its Letter of Intent (LoI) with pesticide industry lobby group CropLife International. We believe that this is an important victory especially for farmers, farmworkers and rural communities who suffer most from pesticide harms.

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UN Environment Assembly Calls for Action to End the Use of the World’s Most Toxic Pesticides by 2035

March, 2024

Nairobi – In a historic move for safer food and farming, the U.N. Environment Assembly (UNEA) today called for action by 2035 to eliminate the use of the world’s most toxic pesticides globally. Called highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs), these chemicals are known to cause significant environmental damage and pose serious threats to health.

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Key UN Chemicals Experts Agree that Global Action is Warranted to Tackle Threats from Chlorpyrifos Pesticides

October 13, 2023

Rome – Global experts have recommended that global action on chlorpyrifos is warranted. Global chemicals experts from around the world gathered in Rome this week where they decided that chlorpyrifos is likely, as a result of its long-range environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and/or environmental effects, such that global action is warranted.

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Commitments in new chemicals framework should catalyze strong global action on pesticides

October 2, 2023

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International welcomes significant commitments towards the phase-out of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) in agriculture adopted by governments, the private sector, and other stakeholders at the Fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5), as well as the establishment of a Global Alliance on HHPs.

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Ambitious action to phase out world’s most dangerous pesticides urged

September 25, 2023

Bonn – 373 civil society and Indigenous Peoples organizations from 74 countries urged leaders at a historic global conference to act with urgency to phase out Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs)[1], a particular group of pesticides that cause the most severe harm to human health and the environment and are considered too dangerous for use.

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Highly hazardous pesticides and detoxifying agriculture are make-or-break issues at critical global pollution conference – NGOs urge governments and UN agencies to act

September 20, 2023

Commitments to phase out the use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs), ban exports of prohibited substances, and adopt non-chemical alternatives in agriculture are essential to the credibility of an historic global pollution summit, but are yet to be secured, NGOs say.

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FAO Director General urged to begin new term with action to end pesticide industry partnership, phase-out Highly Hazardous Pesticides

July 26, 2023

Today, 11 global civil society and Indigenous Peoples organizations representing small-scale farmers, agricultural workers, trade unions, and rights holders urged Mr. Qu Dongyu to begin his new term as Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on a positive note by ending a controversial partnership with the pesticide industry signed during his previous term, and taking leadership on global action to phase-out Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs).

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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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