Managing Mercury Trade: Experience from Parties with an ASGM sector

Other 6 - 6 Jun 2024

This event, organized in response to COP decision MC-5/2, aims to enhance understanding of Article 3 of the Minamata Convention, which deals with supply sources and trade of mercury, particularly regarding imports from non-parties. The workshop facilitated knowledge sharing among government officials and miner representatives, focusing on managing mercury trade in line with the Convention and artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) National Action Plans. The insights gathered will aid in developing guidance to control and reduce mercury trade from primary mercury mining. Financial support from the European Union and organizational assistance from the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources, UNIDO, and BAN Toxics were instrumental in the event organization.

Trade workshop

SPEAKERS

Opening remarks

  • Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna, Undersecretary for Field Operations, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines
  • Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • Rodica Ivan, Industrial Development Officer, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Introduction to trade-related obligations under Article 3 

  • Lara Ognibene, Legal Officer, Minamata Convention Secretariat

Panel presentation

  • Yunik Purwandari, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia
  • Geri-Geronimo R.  Sañez, Section Chief, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines
  • Ramon Jimenez Galicia, Project Manager, Latin America Trade, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Marcena Hunter, Director of Extractives, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
  • Jashaf Shamir Lorenzo, BAN Toxics, Philippines
  • Mukasiri Sibanda, Coordinator, Stop the Bleeding Consortium
Starts on 6 Jun 2024 9:00 AM GMT+8
Ends on 6 Jun 2024 12:30 PM GMT+8
2024-06-06T09:00:00 - 2024-06-06T12:30:00
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