On 5 January, the Government of Italy deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 127th Party to the Minamata Convention and the first country to join in the new year 2021.
Italy brings to 127 the number of parties to the Minamata Convention
An Executive Briefing on the online segment of the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-4) will be held on 19 October within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB), will cover the online segment of COP-4 from 1 to 5 November.
On 30 September 2021, Poland deposited its instrument of ratification successfully, becoming as a result the 135th Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.