Applications are now open for pre-COP online side events, to be organized during the week of 7-11 March 2022, in preparation for the in-person segment of the fourth meeting of the Conference of Par
Online seminar: Best management practices in the use of cyanide in artisanal and small-scale gold mining
The UNEP Global Mercury Partnership and planetGOLD organize on Tuesday 25 January (14h00-15h00 CET) an information-sharing session on best management practices in the use of cyanide.
Read the story by planetGOLD, in collaboration with the Minamata Convention and UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch, to learn more about best practices to support sound management of tailings in ASGM.
Online event: 8th Replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund – Ambitions for the Chemicals and Waste Cluster
As the negotiations in the GEF-8 proceed, this High-Level Panel (14 January, 13h00-15h00 CET) addressed the needs and solutions of the chemicals and waste conventions.
Explore the brand new ratification map, an interactive overview of the Parties that have joined the Minamata Convention in the worldwide fight against toxic mercury.
About the Minamata Convention
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is the most recent global agreement on environment and health, adopted in 2013. It is named after the bay in Japan where, in the mid-20th century, mercury-tainted industrial wastewater poisoned thousands of people, leading to severe health damage that became known as the "Minamata disease."
Since it entered into force on 16 August 2017, Parties have been working together to control the mercury supply and trade, reduce the use, emission and release of mercury, raise public awareness, and build the necessary institutional capacity to #MakeMercuryHistory