UNEP/MC/COP.3/13 - Report on the work of the Implementation and Compliance Committee of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Note by the secretariat 1. Article 15 of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, on the Implementation and Compliance Committee, establishes a mechanism, including a Committee as a subsidiary body of the Conference of the Parties, to promote implementation of, and review compliance with, all the provisions of the Convention. In accordance with paragraph 3 of article 15, by its decision MC-1/7, the Conference of the Parties at its first meeting elected the first 15 members of the Committee. Pursuant to the rules of procedure elaborated by the Committee and approved by the Conference of the Parties at its second meeting, in its decision MC-2/4, the first 15 members of the Committee are to serve from the end of the first ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties until the end of the third ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties. At its third meeting, the Conference of the Parties is to re-elect 10 members from among the first members of the Committee for one term and 5 new members for two terms. In the period between the second and the third meetings of the Conference of the Parties, the Committee met once, in Geneva, on 3 and 4 June 2019. 2. The secretariat has the honour to provide, in the annex to the present note, the report on the second meeting of the Implementation and Compliance Committee. Appendix I to the report sets out the draft terms of reference for the Committee, as finalized by the Committee, for consideration and possible adoption by the Conference of the Parties at its third meeting. Appendix II sets out a draft decision prepared by the Committee for consideration by the Conference of the Parties should it decide to adopt the proposed terms of reference. Appendix III provides a draft template, agreed upon by the Committee, for written submissions by parties with respect to their own compliance pursuant to paragraph 4 (a) of article 15 of the Convention, for consideration and possible approval by the Conference of the Parties at its third meeting. The draft decision contained in appendix II includes reference to the approval of the template.
29.11.2019