The third session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury (INC3) was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 31 October to 4 November 2011.
At the third session, delegates completed a full review of the new draft text of the comprehensive and suitable approach to mercury prepared by the secretariat on the basis of the views expressed by parties at INC2 and submitted in writing after that session.
Six contact groups met during the week and new text was developed on articles related to artisanal and small-scale gold mining; storage, wastes and contaminated sites; and awareness raising, research and monitoring, and communication of information. The legal group, established at INC2, considered articles related to institutional arrangements, settlement of disputes and final provisions.
The committee concluded by requesting intersessional work that included preparation by the secretariat of a revised text based on reports by contact groups and work of the legal group.
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/1 - Provisional agenda
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/1/Add.1 - Annotations to the provisional agenda
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/2 - Scenario note for the third session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury.
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/3 - New draft text for a comprehensive and suitable approach to a global legally binding instrument on mercury.
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/4 - Further comparative analysis of options for financial mechanisms to support the global legally binding instrument on mercury
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/5 - Releases of mercury from the oil and gas industry
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/6 - Addressing health in the mercury instrument
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/7 - Relationship between the future mercury instrument and the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/8 - Report of the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury on the work of its third session
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/INF/1 - Information submitted by Governments in response to the request for views on the possible content of a legally binding instrument on mercury and information relevant to the work of the intergovernmental negotiating committee
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/INF/2 - Available information that might assist the committee’s work
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/INF/3 - Progress of the consultative process on financing options for chemicals and wastes led by the United Nations Environment Programme
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/INF/4 - Information submitted by the World Health Organization
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/INF/5 - List of Participants