Financial contributions

At its first meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention (COP1) adopted Decision MC-1/10 on financial rules, which requested the establishment of 3 trust funds:

  • The General Trust Fund to provide financial support to the work of the Convention Secretariat;
  • The Special Trust Fund to support, inter alia, activities by the Secretariat in accordance with article 14 (Capacity-building, technical assistance and technology transfer); the participation of representatives of developing-country Parties and of Parties with economies in transition in the meetings of the COP and its subsidiary bodies; and
  • The Specific Trust Fund for the specific international programme, to support capacity-building and technical assistance in accordance with article 13 (Financial resources and mechanism).

As called for under the financial rules of the COP, up-to-date information on the status of pledges and payments of contributions is provided below. Information will be updated on a monthly basis.  Parties who have paid contributions are strongly encouraged to confirm that such contributions are correctly reflected in the published information.

COP1 also entrusted the Secretariat with a programme of work and budget for the biennium 2018-2019 and adopted in Decision MC-1/15  the indicative scale of contributions due each year by Parties.

Status of contributions to the trust funds

Contributions to the General Trust Fund - as of 31 August 2020 
Contributions to the Special Trust Fund - as of 31 August 2020

Fundraising status of the Special Trust Fund 2020-21 - as of 31 August 2020 
Contributions to the Specific Trust Fund - as of 31 August 2020

Budget of the Minamata Convention

Budget of the Minamata Convention for the biennium 2020-2021

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