Proposal by Botswana and Burkina Faso, on behalf of the Africa region, to amend Part I and Part II of Annex A to the Minamata Convention on Mercury on cosmetics to be considered by the Conference of the Parties at its fifth meeting
On the occasion of Earth Day, the three winners have been revealed, recognizing their compelling images about mercury pollution, the environment, and the people working towards eliminating mercury.
On 18 April 2023, Bangladesh deposited its instrument of ratification successfully, becoming as a result the 141st party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
On 18 April, Executive Secretary Monika Stankiewicz participates in the panel discussion hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNEP.
First face-to-face meeting of the Open-ended Scientific Group takes key steps towards the effectiveness evaluation of the Convention
The first in-person meeting of the Open-ended Scientific Group (OESG) took place in Geneva from 27 to 31 March to focus on data analysis and a progress report for COP-5.
The Bureau focused on the provisional agenda and list of documents to COP-5, updates on the regional preparatory meetings and status of contributions.
In its second phase, the third season of Minamata Online will offer webinars on COP-5 preparations, review and implementation support, and mercury science from March to June 2023.
Read the overview of the latest developments under the Minamata Convention on Mercury, including the outcomes of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-4).
Implementation and Compliance Committee Meeting: Committee evaluates the Parties’ work and recommends next steps
At its fifth meeting in Geneva (7-9 March), the Implementation and Compliance Committee (ICC) considered issues based on the information provided by Parties in their first full national reports.