Call for comments: Draft guidance for completing the national reporting format

20 May 2021

The first version draft of the guidance on national reporting is now open for comments. Parties and stakeholders may submit comments using the comment form available for this purpose and submit it by 28 June 2021.

The Minamata Convention in its Article 21 on Reporting sets out that each Party shall report, through the Secretariat, on the measures it has taken to implement the provisions of the Convention, and on the effectiveness of such measures and the possible challenges in meeting the objectives of the Convention.

The Conference of the Parties, at its third meeting in Decision MC-3/13 on Guidance for the completion of the National Reporting Format recognized the need for complete and consistent national reporting and requested the Secretariat to prepare draft guidance for the full national reporting format.

This first version draft guidance has been prepared by the Secretariat in response to that request.

The Conference further requested the Secretariat to seek comments from Parties and other stakeholders on the draft guidance.

Kindly send your comments, using the accompanying comment template, by email to MEA-MinamataSecretariat [at] ( ) by Monday, 28 June 2021.

The Conference of the Parties encourages Parties to use the draft guidance on a provisional basis to assist with preparing their full national reports that are due by 31 December 2021.

For additional information, please contact:
Claudia ten Have, Senior Policy and Coordination Officer: claudia.tenhave [at]

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