National reporting pursuant to Article 21

First short national reports of the Minamata Convention on Mercury due by 31 December on 2019

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 short national report covered the reporting period from 16 August 2017 until 31 December 2018.

Online Reporting Tool (ORT)

Parties are invited to report electronically through the ORT. The tool follows the reporting format agreed by the Conference of Parties and is available in the six official languages of the UN.

Access to the ORT

The National Focal Point of each Party has received the login credentials to access the ORT and submit the report. 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 first reporting cycle:
Read the submitted reports here