WHO Executive Board adopts resolution on mercury

The Executive Board of the World Health Organization adopted on Thursday, 23 January 2014 a resolution pertaining to "Public health impacts of exposure to mercury and mercury compounds: the role of WHO and ministries of public health in the implementation of the Minamata Convention" for forwarding to the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly.

The Executive Board recommends the World Health Assembly adopts this resolution at its next meeting scheduled to take place in Geneva from 19 to 24 May 2014.

Amongst others, the resolution welcomes the formal adoption by States of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in October 2013 and encourages Member States (and, where applicable, regional economic integration organizations) to take the necessary domestic measures to promptly sign, ratify and implement the Minamata Convention on Mercury and to actively participate in national, regional and international efforts to implement the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Full text of the resolution is available at: http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/EB134/B134_R5-en.pdf

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