Toxic mercury affects us all, but not all in the same way: women are disproportionately impacted by mercury, with higher health risks due to factors such as pregnancies, cosmetics and industries like artisanal and smal
On World Wildlife Day, we highlight the severe impact that mercury pollution poses to wildlife inside and outside our oceans, particularly those at the top of the food chain.
Thirty experts from around the world met in Geneva on 16-18 February 2023 to discuss thresholds to define waste contaminated with mercury to be controlled under the Minamata Convention.
Read this UNEP story fucusing on the 20 million miners working in ASGM, often unregulated and unsafe operations responsible for 37% of global mercury pollution, more than any other sector.
The three governments have joined forces to fight back against damaging beauty practices, launching a joint $14-million project to eliminate the use of mercury in skin lightening products.
On 13 February (14h00- 15h30 CEST) the area of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership will hold its 2023 meeting to present recent activities and review the Partnership Area’s business plan.
On 7 February 2023, Eritrea deposited its instrument of ratification successfully, becoming as a result the 140th party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Le Bureau de la COP-5 organise la première téléconférence pour la préparation de la cinquième réunion
Sous la présidence de Claudia Dumitru, le Bureau s’est concentré sur les grandes dates liées à l’événement, les travaux intersessions et l’état des contributions, et a élu le rapporteur de la COP-5.
On February 2, on the occasion of the UN international day, the Minamata Convention highlights the importance of maintaining and restoring wetlands across the world to help end mercury pollution.
UNEP webinar: Sound management and elimination of mercury and mercury waste in the Chlor-Alkali sector
The Minamata Convention sets the deadline for this mercury phase‐out in 2025 and the Partnership Areas of work will host the joint webinar on 16 February 2023 (13:00pm to 15:30pm CET).