Among the decisions made at COP-5, Parties defined new dates to phase out mercury-added products including cosmetics, strengthened ties with Indigenous Peoples, advanced the first effectiveness evaluation of the Convention, and reached an agreement on a threshold for mercury waste.
A decade after the adoption of the Minamata Convention, the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-5) takes place in Geneva from October 30 to November 3 with an ambitious agenda.
The fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-5) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 30 October to 3 November 2023.
The Global Framework on Chemicals, an “ambitious and important milestone” says Executive Secretary at ICCM5
At the fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) in Bonn, Germany, Executive Secretary Monika Stankiewicz welcomed the adoption of the Global Framework on Chemicals.
In late August, Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention, embarked on a journey to Minamata Bay in Japan, aimed at strengthening ties with the region and honoring the victims of the Minamata disease.
The forum provides a secured space for parties to review, comment, or ask questions about the proposed programme of work and the budget for the biennium 2024-2025 ahead of COP-5.
Executive Secretary at GEF Assembly: “For the Minamata Convention to be fully implemented, women are our agents of change”
The Seventh Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly in Vancouver, Canada continued this week featuring several key side events, including a session addressing "Mercury Contamination from Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM): Impacts and Solutions" (pictured above).
GEF Assembly: Minamata Convention Executive Secretary advocates enhanced cooperation at MEA Dialogue
During the Seventh Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly, held in Vancouver, Canada from 22 to 25 August, Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention, participated in the first of several engagements by j
In its third phase, the third season of Minamata Online will offer webinars on COP-5 preparation from the end of August to mid-October 2023.
Every week, Ibu Sugiyanti makes her way to the small-scale gold mining camp where she teaches mercury-free alternatives to other women miners.
On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention takes the opportunity to share its contribution to ensuring that Indigenous Peoples around the world can enjoy an environment free of mercury pollution.
An exhibition will be organized at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-5) from Sunday 29 October to Friday, 3 November 2023. The venue will be the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG).