The Minamata Convention Secretariat launched on Monday, 13 September an open call for proposals for official side events to be organized during COP-4 on 1-5 November
This briefing session on COP-4 documents takes place in two time slots, Monday 20 September (16h00 - 17h00 CET) and Tuesday 21 September (10h00 - 11h00 CET) to rea
The session "Mining without Mercury: How Technology Can Support the Transition to Mercury-Free Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector" will explore how technological innovation can support th
The Governing Board of the Specific International Programme met online from 9-13 August and approved nine projects for 2,2 million dollars. Please read the statement by the Co-Chairs, Mr.
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