Boîte à outils pour l’homologation des pesticides

Special session on the Toolkit at the WHO/FAO workshop on prevention and management of obsolete pesticides, in Bangladesh

28/08/2019 - 28/08/2019

A one-day special session on the FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit was organized at the WHO/FAO Workshop on Prevention and Management of Obsolete Pesticides and Used Containers, held from 25–29 August 2019 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

The workshop was attended by 25 experts from Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Tunisia, as well as staff from various UN organizations. Participants comprised of staff from national vector-control programmes who use insecticides for vector control and those from ministries of environment responsible for policy, regulation and integrated management and the safe disposal of stock piles of chemicals including pesticides.

The special session provided an introduction to the structure and contents of the Toolkit and then focussed in particular on the evaluation and registration of public health pesticides (PHPs). The special module in the Toolkit on PHPs had been developed in close collaboration with WHO and its use for registration of such products was discussed.