This COP-5 briefing will take place on 5 October (14h00-15h30 CET) in Geneva, Switzerland and online, and it is organized within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network.
Check the list of Parties with their dates of effect for the amendment, agreed at COP-4 with eight additional mercury-containing products (part I) and two provisions on dental amalgam (Part II).
On 22 September 2023, Kenya deposited its instrument of ratification successfully, becoming as a result the 147th Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
In late August, Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention, embarked on a journey to Minamata Bay in Japan, aimed at strengthening ties with the region and honoring the vict
The Minamata Convention and the UNEP science policy panel on chemicals, waste and prevention of pollution (SPP) have cooperated to hold back-to-back regional meetings.
The forum provides a secured space for parties to review, comment, or ask questions about the proposed programme of work and the budget for the biennium 2024-2025 ahead of COP-5.
Resource mobilization is key for the success of the Specific International Programme, says SIP Governing Board
The Board has recognized the SIP effectiveness in its mission and implementation support via 24 projects so far, highlighting the importance of the mid-term evaluation and second review of the SIP.
Executive Secretary at GEF Assembly: “For the Minamata Convention to be fully implemented, women are our agents of change”
The Seventh Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly in Vancouver, Canada continued this week featuring several key side events, including a session addressing "Mercury Contamination from Artisan
About the Minamata Convention
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is the most recent global agreement on environment and health, adopted in 2013. It is named after the bay in Japan where, in the mid-20th century, mercury-tainted industrial wastewater poisoned thousands of people, leading to severe health damage that became known as the "Minamata disease."
Since it entered into force on 16 August 2017, Parties have been working together to control the mercury supply and trade, reduce the use, emission and release of mercury, raise public awareness, and build the necessary institutional capacity to #MakeMercuryHistory