Specific International Programme to support Capacity-Building and Technical Assistance

The Specific International Programme to support Capacity Building and Technical Assistance (SIP) is one of the two components of the financial mechanism of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It was defined by Article 13 of the Convention, and in 2017 the First Conference of the Parties (COP-1) decided on its duration and the arrangements for its operation (Decision MC-1/6). As requested by decision MC-1/6, UNEP established the Specific Trust Fund, effective 1 January 2018, to receive funds for the SIP.

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Documents and Publications

SIP RulesRules of Procedure of the Governing Board of the Specific International Programme of the Minamata Convention on Mercury
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As adopted by the Governing Board at its first meeting in Geneva, 19-23 November 2018 (set out in annex II to MC-2/9 for the information of the Conference of the Parties) and completed by the Governing Board at its third meeting in Geneva, 14-15 February 2019 (annex II to SIP.GB.3/7)






Resources for Project Managers


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