Desde la Comunidad Andina (CAN):
Elaboran propuesta para modificar norma comunitaria de plaguicidas
Los responsables de los servicios oficiales de Sanidad Agropecuaria de los países de la Comunidad Andina se reunieron la semana pasada, en Lima, para elaborar una propuesta de modificación de la Norma Andina para el Registro y Control de Plaguicidas Químicos de […]
Culmina armonización andina de requisitos para productos de higiene doméstica y absorbentes de higiene personalMonday, April 20th, 2009
Synopsis in English: The Andean Community (CAN) is putting the finishing touches on the new Community norm to harmonize member states’ (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) sanitary control regimes regarding household and personal hygiene products, such as soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, surface cleansers, stain removers, bleaches, air fresheners, sanitary towels, disposable diapers, tampons, towelettes, etc.
To refresh […]
Last Friday the 30th Meeting of the Health Ministers of the Andean Area (RMSAA) agreed on other important health measures — a coordinated epidemiological surveillance system, joint plans to combat HIV/AIDS, protect health in border areas and to combat child malnutrition — but the one that caught my eye was the new Andean Medicines Policy.
Should mining be banned from, or severely restricted in, the Andean high plateaus?
Most national environment agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), scientists and academic experts in the Andean Community (CAN) nations (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) seem to think so. They argue that without strong restrictions and supervision, mining in the highlands may seriously harm the role the plateaus play in […]
From the UN Environment Programme (UNEP):
A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model
However, responses by the governments of Amazonian countries indicate that efforts are under way on concrete action to deal with their environmental challenges.
The population is increasing, reaching a level of 33.5 million inhabitants in 2007.
Cities grew at an […]
Una norma andina sobre los productos de higiene doméstica / An Andean Norm on Household and Personal Hygiene ProductsSaturday, December 20th, 2008
Synopsis in English: Last week the Trade Ministers of the Andean Community (CAN) approved a new Community norm to harmonize member states’ (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) sanitary control regimes regarding household and personal hygiene products, such as soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, surface cleansers, stain removers, bleaches, air fresheners, sanitary towels, disposable diapers, tampons, towelettes, […]
Synopsis in English: The Andean Health Organism – Hipólito Unanue Convention (ORAS-CONHU) — the health cooperation agency that brings together the four Andean Community (CAN) member states (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) with two former CAN members, Chile and Venezuela — has decided to formulate a regional policy guaranteeing universal access to medicines. The policy should […]
Synopsis in English: The Andean Community (CAN) has formally launched the four-year project to help its member countries confront the the challenge of adapting to the impacts of the accelerated retreat of Andean glaciers (widely attributed to global climate change) on water basins in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. The project is receiving US$10 million through […]
A key focus of the recent Tenth Meeting of Sanitary Authorities of the Americas in the Cosmetics, Personal Hygiene and Perfume Sector (Reunión de Autoridades Sanitarias de las Américas del Sector de Higiene Personal, Perfumería y Cosméticos – RASA) in São Paulo and the need for cosmetovigilance in the region.
What is RASA and what is […]
In a prior post on the Temas library of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) legal texts for download, I promised to highlight other changes and additions to the updated site.
The biggest addition to the site has been the Temas Tools Section, a collection of references and tools that help in understanding, shaping and managing policy […]