On 19 February 2024, Mozambique deposited its instrument of ratification successfully, becoming as a result the 148th Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Read the submitted reports of the third reporting cycle: the second short national reports cover the period from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2022, and were due on 31 December 2023.
On 7 March at 14h00 CET, this Minamata Online session will showcase how gender considerations are integrated by the Specific International Programme, the Global Environment Facility and the Special
The Minamata Convention Secretariat participated in the Council Meeting (5-9 February) which focused on over $1 billion funding for climate change, biodiversity, ocean health and pollution.
Mercury pollution has severe effects on wetlands, affecting biodiversity, ecosystem functions and human well-being: tackling this issue requires collaborative efforts at all levels that address the
The Minamata Convention contributes to the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
The Secretariat of the Minamata Convention participated in the Bern III Conference on cooperation among the biodiversity-related conventions for the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Bi
About the Minamata Convention
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is the most recent global agreement on environment and health, adopted in 2013. It is named after the bay in Japan where, in the mid-20th century, mercury-tainted industrial wastewater poisoned thousands of people, leading to severe health damage that became known as the "Minamata disease."
Since it entered into force on 16 August 2017, Parties have been working together to control the mercury supply and trade, reduce the use, emission and release of mercury, raise public awareness, and build the necessary institutional capacity to #MakeMercuryHistory