COP3 media corner

Media corner - COP3

International media accreditation

Accreditation for the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-3) is strictly reserved for members of the press-print media, photo, radio, TV, film and news agencies who fully meet UN media accreditation requirements. Accreditation will be granted upon presentation of valid press credentials including each of the following:

  1. Completed Registration Form available at http://reg.unog.ch/e/mc-cop-3;
  2. Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization signed by the publisher/assignment editor, editor-in-chief or bureau chief, specifying the name and functional title of the journalist. Unsigned letters or e-mails will not be accepted;
  3. Photocopy of a valid press card/work pass; and
  4. Photocopy of passport/national ID card.

To avoid delays upon arrival, please submit the Registration Form together with the documents listed above as soon as possible and by 5 November 2019 to:

Secretariat of the Minamata Convention of Mercury
United Nations Environment Programme
Avenue de la Paix 8-14
1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
E-mail: MEA-MinamataMeetings@un.org

It is also possible to register on-site.

Note that double accreditation is not allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and nongovernmental organization).

Press passes can be picked up at the registration counter upon presentation of two different forms of valid picture identification document (passport, official national press pass, driver’s license, work ID, etc.) or of a photo press pass from the United Nations in New York, Paris, Geneva, Vienna, or Nairobi.

Please note that journalists accredited to cover the meeting should make their own travel and hotel bookings. An updated list of hotels offering preferential rates to the United Nations is available here.

Practical information, including on registration, credentials for Parties, participation of observers, accommodation and other logistical issues may be found here.


Press Contact

Anna García Sans
Communications and Knowledge Management Officer
Tel.: +41 22 917 31 11
Cel: +41 79 39 11736
anna.garcia[@]un.org


Press kit

Fact sheets and presentations

Other information materials developed by the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in support for the ratification and effective implementation of the Convention can be found here.

Highlighted publications
Global Mercury Assessment 2018 NAP Guidance document Global mercury supply, trade and demand

You can find more publications about mercury here.


Social media

You can follow the Minamata Convention in social media through:

  Twitter – Follow @MinamataMEA and #MakeMercuryHistory

  Facebook

  YouTube

  Trello board for the COP3


News and press releases

  • 23 May 2019 - Communication from Ms. Rossana Silva Repetto, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention: Invitation to the Third meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP3), document in pdf.
Why mercury still poses important threats to human health

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Many products still contain mercury. These alternatives could replace them

Many products still contain mercury. These alternatives could replace them
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UN Environment Programme Executive Director Inger Andersen will inaugurate COP3

UN Environment Programme Executive Director Inger Andersen will inaugurate COP3
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The Executive Secretary participates in Japan in the launch of a project to promote the implementation of the Convention

The Executive Secretary participates in Japan in the launch of a project to promote the implementation of the Convention
Seven years after the Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted in Ku...Read more

Côte d'Ivoire brings to 114 the number of parties to the Minamata Convention

Côte d'Ivoire brings to 114 the number of parties to the Minamata Convention
On 1 October 2019, the Government of Côte d'Ivoire deposited its...Read more

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