December 22nd, 2011

Newsletter #022 – December 2011


December 4th, 2011

IHPA has been issuing certificates for “Ambassadors for Life”

During the 11th International HCH and Pesticides Forum, IHPA Chair Bram de Borst handed over again a number certificates to the new IHPA ambassadors before the closure of the Forum:

For the first time, IHPA has been issuing certificates for “Ambassadors for Life”. These special golden certificates reflect the long-term dedication and engagement of the following three IHPA ambassadors:

Dr. Tchecknavorian
We want to express our highest gratitude to Dr. Tchecknavorian, who has been permanently fighting to get the obsolete pesticide issue on the international agenda and has engaged herself on the highest level to move the issue forward and worked many times in our resolution team during the past forums. Dr. Tchecknavorian has been a key person in the development of IHPA and she has with her personal strength and expert knowledge guided IHPA to a prominent position in the international community.

We want to express our highest gratitude to Prof. Emmanuel Heinisch, who has been one of the first scientists that wrote extensively about Chlorinated Pesticides production and has been presenting the issue for decade to the scientific society and worked on the global public and scientific awareness of the POPs pesticides

Dr. Sugavanam
We want to express our highest gratitude to Dr. Bala Sugavanam, who has been the engine for the last decade to edit and promote the POPs Newsletter. He has started the work from nothing and was able to create a group of several thousand newsletter readers. This growing reader group is and will be vital for the general public and for the specialists in the field of POPs. Dr. Sugavanam has this year handed over the editorship of the Newsletter to Prof. Dr. Md. Mahbubar Rahman, but is still active with his contributions to the Newsletter.

Further the following persons have been appointed and received the certificate of IHPA ambassador:

All ambassadors will be listed on the IHPA website at:

It should be noted that all ambassadors are responsible for their contact information in case of changes and should forward such changes to the secretariat:

About IHPA

The International HCH & Pesticides Association (IHPA) is an independent and non-political network of committed individuals that wants to draw international attention on the world-wide problems stemming from the production and use of HCH and other obsolete pesticides and its dangers for human health and the environment.

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