National reporting pursuant to Article 21

First full national reports of the Minamata Convention on Mercury due by 31 December 2021

Article 21 of the Convention requires each Party to report to the Conference of the Parties, through the Secretariat, on the measures the Party has taken to implement the provisions of the Convention, on the effectiveness of such measures and on possible challenges in meeting the objective of the Convention.

The first full national report covered the reporting period from 16 August 2017 until 31 December 2020. The reports were due on 31 December 2021.

Online Reporting Tool (ORT)

Parties are invited to report electronically through the ORT. The tool follows the annex to Decision MC-1/8. The ORT is available in the six official languages of the UN.

Access to the ORT

The National Focal Point of each Party is provided by the Secretariat with the login credentials to access the ORT and submit the report every reporting cycle. If your National Focal Point has not received the credentials, or if your Government is unaware whom the credentials have been sent to, please immediately alert MEA-MinamataSecretariat [at]

National reports submitted by the Parties to the Minamata Convention for the second reporting cycle (first full national reports):
Read the submitted reports here


Dashboard compiling the reporting performance and all the quantitative responses with 135 data visualizations:
Access the Dashboard here




Six dedicated sessions to support National Focal Points on national reporting due to 31 December 2021

The Secretariat has prepared six dedicated sessions of the Minamata Online Season 2 focused on supporting National Focal Points on national reporting. Please check the recordings and presentations on the Convention website. The four sessions are designed to build on each other, with two top-up sessions in French and Spanish: