Sixth session of the Intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury (INC 6)

As mandated in the resolution on arrangements in the interim period adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury established pursuant to Governing Council decision 25/5 will meet during the period between the date on which the Convention is opened for signature and the date of the opening of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention as may be necessary to facilitate the rapid entry into force of the Convention and its effective implementation upon its entry into force.

The sixth session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury (INC6)  is scheduled to take place from 3 to 7 November 2014 at the premises of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. The session will be preceded by regional consultations on 2 November 2014.

Further information will be posted here when available.


UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/1 - Provisional agenda

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/1/Add.1 - Annotated provisional agenda

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/2 - Scenario note for the sixth session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/3 -Draft proposal on the provision of written consent or general notification for the import of mercury under the Minamata Convention on Mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/4 - Register of notification of consent to import mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/5 - Required content for certification to be provided for import by a non-party

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/6 - Draft proposal on the format for registering exemptions

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/7 -Draft proposal on information to be supplied when registering an exemption

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/8 -Draft proposal on the register of exemptions to be maintained by the secretariat, including information on the maintenance of information supplied upon becoming a party

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/9 -Factors which may be considered in the identification of stocks of mercury or mercury compounds

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/10 -Report of the group of technical experts on the development of guidance required under Article 8

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/11 -Draft proposal for reporting format and frequency - Rev.1

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/12 -Initial compilation of information on methodologies for acquiring monitoring data or for providing the Conference of the Parties with comparable data

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/13 -Draft rules of procedure for the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/14 -Draft financial rules for the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/15 -Initial information on sources of releases and methodology for the development of inventories

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/16 -Initial proposal for guidance and assistance to countries with artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the development of national plans

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/17 Development of guidance on the environmentally sound interim storage of mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/18 -Consideration of the thresholds for identification of mercury waste

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/19 -Guidance on managing contaminated sites and the proposed way forward for developing guidance

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/20 -Initial consideration of the operation of the financial mechanism, in particular relating to the specific international Programme to support capacity-building and technical assistance

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/21 -Input to preliminary draft guidance on overall strategies, policies, programme priorities and eligibility for access to and utilization of financial resources, and of an indicative list of categories of activities to be funded by the Global Environment Facility trust fund

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/22 -Support for ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention and for the work of the interim secretariat of the Convention

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/22/Corr.1 -Support for ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention and for the work of the interim secretariat of the Convention

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/23 -Progress towards development of a memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/INF/2 -Terms of reference for the Special Programme to support institutional strengthening at the national level for implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the Minamata Convention and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/INF/3 -Progress report on the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/INF/4 -Resolution on mercury adopted by the World Health Assembly at its sixty-seventh session

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/INF/5 -Progress report on cooperation and coordination with other actors

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/INF/6 -Report on activities of the Global Environment Facility in relation to the Minamata Convention during the interim period

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/INF/7 -Progress report on the work of the interim secretariat

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/INF/8 -Examples of memorandums of understanding between the Council of the Global Environment Facility and the governing bodies of multilateral environmental agreements

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/INF/9-Strengthening the sound management of chemicals and waste in the long term

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.6/INF/10-Status of work on the updating of the technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury under the Basel Convention

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