The first full national report pursuant to Article 21 covers the reporting period 16 August 2017 to 31 December 2020. Per Decision MC-1/8 the full reporting format comprises five parts, and 43 questions. This session is the first of four sessions on national reporting to assist National Focal Points to complete the full reports by 31 December 2021.
The session reviews the results of the short national reports submitted by 31 December 2019 – i.e. questions 3.1(c), 3.3(a), 3.5, and 11.2. It also provides insights and lessons from the short reports, and sets out the main steps to prepare for submitting the first full reports. The session also introduces the new online reporting tool launched on the new Minamata Convention website.