The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) is a global treaty adopted in 22 May 2001 and entered into force on 17 May 2004. It seeks to protect human health and the environment from chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically and accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife. The Convention requires Parties to take measures to eliminate or reduce the release of POPs into the environment.
Uganda acceded to the Convention on the 20th July 2004, and was obligated to develop a National Implementation Plan (NIP) for managing the POPs. In fulfillment of Article 7 of the Stockholm Convention, Uganda developed and transmitted her NIP to the Conference of parties in January 2009. Today, various implementation activities are going on in the country in line with priority areas identifies in the NIP. Download the NIP