A series of regional consultations have been held in preparation for the seventh session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury (INC7), scheduled to be held in the Dead Sea Area in Jordan, from 10 to 15 March 2016.
The consultations included presentations of the documents available for INC7,and were followed by discussions among Governments and possible development of positions for the various issues to be addressed at that session.
These meetings were held as follows:
- Asia and the Pacific regional consultations: 20 to 22 January 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia;
- Africa regional consultations: 2 to 4 February 2016, Lusaka, Zambia;
- Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asian regional consultations: 3 and 4 February 2016, Brno, Czech Republic;
- Latin America and the Caribbean regional consultations: 9 to 12 February 2016, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Intergovernmental organizations as well as accredited non-governmental organizations participated as observers in open sessions of these consultations.