The Convention was adopted on 10 October 2013 at Kumamoto (Japan) on the occasion of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury held from 7 to 11 October 2013 and entered into force on 16 August 2017.
The Booklet of the Convention can be downloaded in the 6 official UN languages.
For the certified true copy of the Minamata Convention text, to be read in conjunction with any corrections thereof, please follow this link.
For corrections and proposals of corrections to the original text of the Convention and to the certified true copies, please follow this link.
At its fourth meeting, by decision MC-4/3, the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury decided to amend part I of annex A to the Convention by adding eight new mercury-added products, with the effect that the manufacture, import and export of those products would not be allowed after 2025. The Conference of the Parties further decided to amend part II of annex A to the Convention by adding two additional provisions on dental amalgam. To know more about the Convention Amendments and how it affects parties, visit this section.