UNEP/MC/COP.3/INF/17 - Report on the activities of relevant international bodies

Note by the secretariat 1. In paragraph 2 (c) of article 24, the Minamata Convention on Mercury includes among the functions of the secretariat coordination, as appropriate, with the secretariats of relevant international bodies, particularly other chemicals and waste conventions. 2. In its resolution on matters pertaining to other international bodies (UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/CONF/4, annex I), the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury invited international bodies such as the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization and the World Customs Organization to cooperate closely with the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury,and subsequently with the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention, to support the implementation of the Convention, particularly article 16, as appropriate, and to provide information to the Conference of the Parties on the progress made in that regard.