This briefing, held in Geneva and streamed live, will provide an update on the preparations for UNEA-6, which will take place from 26 February to 1 March 2024, in Nairobi.
The event, which will take place on December 1 during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), focuses on linkages and opportunities for integrated actions, and will be live streamed on YouTube.
The second short national reports pursuant to Article 21 of the Minamata Convention are due by 31 December 2023. The report covers the reporting period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022.
Stay updated on the highlights of the fifth meeting, including decisions adopted, press conference and press release, video and photo coverage, special events, knowledge labs and more.
Among the decisions made at COP-5, Parties defined new dates to phase out mercury-added products including cosmetics, strengthened ties with Indigenous Peoples, advanced the first effectiveness eva
To celebrate Minamata COP-5 and the 10th anniversary of the Convention's signing, this special issue of the Ecotoxicology Journal is now available for free access until the end of November.
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