UNEP/MC/COP.3/4 - Review of annexes A and B

Note by the secretariat 1. Articles 4 and 5 of the Minamata Convention on Mercury provide for the review of annexes A and B no later than five years after the date of entry into force of the Convention. The Conference considered the matter at its second meeting and agreed to defer further consideration thereof to its third meeting, requesting the secretariat to prepare a document thereon for consideration at that meeting. 2. The present note explains the process for the review of annexes A and B, responding to the request from the Conference.