Mission Statement

What we want to achieve

The main purpose of ISDE is to help defend our environment both locally and globally to prevent numerous illnesses, ensure the necessary conditions for health, and improve the quality of life. In order to safeguard the health of our own generation and of future ones, we must care for the environment.
ISDE was established as a tool for educating and updating physicians and the general public, and stimulating awareness and initiatives by public and private bodies, in particular governmental agencies.
The Association intends to reach out to all, as fellow citizens of the world.

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Latest News

Recent activities with ISDE involvment

Minamata Convention enters into force on 16 August 2017!

Cooperation between ISDE and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)

Directing Board meeting took place in Vienna on February 18th, 2017. The next

General Assembly was set for Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Member representatives and interested persons are invited to attend. The exact place is still to be confirmed.

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The ISDE General Assembly took place in Arezzo, Italy, Nov. 21st-22nd, 2015. This assembly was followed by an international conference co-organised by ISDE.

COP 21

ISDE brought a strong delegation to COP 21 in Paris. Health is an important topic in relation to Climate Change.


...in the environment pose several hazards. SAICM has agreed to look into this issue.