Minamata Convention Secretariat discusses mercury's impact on indigenous peoples' health and biodiversity at UN Meeting

20 May 2024

The SBSSTTA-26 meeting took place from 13 to 18 May in Nairobi, Kenya.


The Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury eagerly participated in the discussion on the interlinkages between biodiversity and health, which took place from 13 to 18 May at the UN Biodiversity Twenty-sixth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-26) in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Building upon COP-5 decisions, the Secretariat emphasized the disproportionate impacts of mercury pollution on the health of indigenous peoples and local communities while noting that they also play a key role in addressing challenges related to pollution, health, and biodiversity. 

Read the full statement by the Minamata Convention Secretariat at the SBSTTA-26 plenary here.

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