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