Participation of civil society

Accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are welcome to participate as observers in the sessions of the intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) on mercury.

NGOs represent a broad spectrum of interests, and embrace representatives from business and industry, environmental and public health groups, indigenous populations, local governments and municipal authorities, research and academic institutes, labour unions, women, gender and youth groups.

NGOs may be accredited either with the  United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UNEP with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) or directly with the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury.

For more information on the rules for the participation of observers in the INC as well as on the accreditation process for NGOs, please click here.



Please contact the Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury should you require any further information.

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