The Minamata Convention on Mercury, under Article 13, sets up a Specific International Programme to support capacity building and technical assistance. The Programme is expected to improve the capacity of developing-country Parties and Parties with economies in transition to implement their obligations under the Convention.
Second Round: Ten projects approved (2019)
The Governing Board of the Specific International Programme met in Washington from 18-20 September 2019 to review applications to its Second Round. Please read the statement by the Co-Chairs, Mr. Sam Adu-Kumi and Mr. Reggie Hernaus.
10 Projects Selected by the Governing Board for the Second Round
- Antigua and Barbuda: Facilitating capacity-building with technical assistance and technology transfer for managing mercury in the Caribbean. Read more about the project here.
- Ecuador: Project to strengthen capacities in the implementation of the Minamata Convention in Ecuador
- Ghana: Strengthening Ghana’s Health Sector for the implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Read more about the project here.
- Indonesia: Improving Health Risk Control of Mercury Exposure in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) and Surrounding Areas by Developing the “Participatory Approach” Model. Read more about the project here.
- Iran: Capacity Building for Effective Implementation of Minamata Convention Focusing on Mercury Inventory
- Moldova: Support to post-ratification of the Minamata Convention to the Republic of Moldova by building phase down capacities and reducing risks associated with mercury. Read more about the project here.
- Nigeria: Capacity strengthening for the implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Nigeria. Read more about the project here.
- Peru: Strengthening capacities to control emissions and releases of mercury in Peru. Read more about the project here.
- Sri Lanka: Strengthening National Capacity for Phasing Out Mercury Added Products and Environmentally Sound Mercury Containing Waste Management in Sri Lanka
- Zambia: To strengthen the Institutional Capacity for Zambia to implement the obligations of the Minamata Convention by reducing the presence of mercury in vulnerable populations as provided for under Articles 16 and 18. Read more about the project here.
Contributors to the Specific Trust Fund (2019)
Rules of Procedure of the Governing Board of the Specific International Programme of the Minamata Convention on Mercury
As adopted by the Governing Board at its first meeting in Geneva, 19-23 November 2018 (set out in annex II to MC-2/9 for the information of the Conference of the Parties) and completed by the Governing Board at its third meeting in Geneva, 14-15 February 2019 (annex II to SIP.GB.3/7)