Financial contributions

At its first meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention (COP1) adopted Decision MC-1/10 on financial rules, which requested the establishment of 3 trust funds:

  • The General Trust Fund to provide financial support to the work of the Convention Secretariat;
  • The Special Trust Fund to support, inter alia, activities by the Secretariat in accordance with article 14 (Capacity-building, technical assistance and technology transfer); the participation of representatives of developing-country Parties and of Parties with economies in transition in the meetings of the COP and its subsidiary bodies; and
  • The Specific Trust Fund for the specific international programme, to support capacity-building and technical assistance in accordance with article 13 (Financial resources and mechanism).

As called for under the financial rules of the COP, up-to-date information on the status of pledges and payments of contributions is provided below. Information will be updated on a monthly basis. Parties who have paid contributions are strongly encouraged to confirm that such contributions are correctly reflected in the published information.

COP1 also entrusted the Secretariat with a programme of work and budget for the biennium 2018-2019 and adopted in Decision MC-1/15 the indicative scale of contributions due each year by Parties.


Status of contributions to the trust funds

Budget of the Minamata Convention

Financial performance of the Minamata Convention


Financial Rules

Financial rules for the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, its subsidiary bodies and the secretariat of the Convention
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As adopted at the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Geneva, 24–29 September 2017 (annex to decision MC-1/10)