"Working together for a world without lead paint"
The ninth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) takes place on 24–30 October 2021. This week of action is an initiative of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (the Lead Paint Alliance), which is jointly led by the UN Environment Programme and WHO.
The manufacture and sale of lead paint is still permitted in over 55% of countries, presenting a continuing and future source of lead exposure for children and workers. The focus of this year’s week of action is on the need to accelerate progress towards the global phase out of lead paint through regulatory and legal measures.
Governments, civil society organizations, health partners, industry and others are encouraged to organize campaigns during the week of action using materials provided on this webpage.