National reporting pursuant to Article 21

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 in Decision MC-1/8, as clarified under Decision MC-4/8, and as amended by annex I of Decision MC-5/13. The ORT is available in the six official languages of the UN.

Access to the ORT

The National Focal Point of each Party should receive the login credentials to access the ORT and submit the report during each respective 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]

To assist Parties to collect and collate all information for the current report, the Secretariat has produced an offline paper version of the ORT. The offline paper version is not intended to replace or substitute the ORT. As per paragraph 7 of Decision MC-1/8, parties are encouraged to use the electronic version of the report when submitting the report to the Secretariat.