Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to prepare for the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury (AHOEWG)

The Open-Ended Working Group to prepare for the intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) was held from 19 to 23 October 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting agreed to recommend rules of procedure to the intergovernmental negotiating committee as well as intersessional work for the secretariat to prepare documentation for the INC, including options for the structure for the instrument and a description of options for the substantive provisions.


UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/1- Provisional agenda

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/1/Add.1 - Annotated provisional agenda

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/2 - Scenario note for the ad hoc open-ended working group to prepare for the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/3 - Consideration of the rules of procedure for the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/4 - Timetable for the negotiations to develop a global legally binding instrument on mercury, including factors that might influence the timing of consideration of specific provisions

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/5 Outline of the study on various types of mercury-emitting sources

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/6 - Updating the study of mercury emissions prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/7 - Relevant issues being considered in international forums and their possible impact on the mercury negotiation process

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/8 - Report on activities within the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/9 - Information that might assist the work of the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury

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INFORMATION DOCUMENTS:


UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/INF/1 Further information on the United Nations Environment Programme Global Mercury Partnership

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep.1/INF/2 Pollutant release and transfer register as a reporting mechanism for mercury releases and transfers

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/INF/3 Report on activities related to mercury supply and the environmentally sound storage of mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/INF/4 Previous decisions relating to the participation of observers

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/WG.Prep/1/INF/5 - List of participants

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