Announcement: becomes

Ten years ago, the first mercury convention website came live before it even had a name. Now, to commemorate ten years since the Minamata Convention on Mercury was signed in Kumamoto, Japan, in an effort to consolidate our brand, this site will have its own name:

In the coming days, you will see that the links will transition into

We hope that the process goes smoothly. If you find any link that does not work, please reach out to the Secretariat at minamatasupport [at]

Thank you for your continuous support and commitment.


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

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