All registered participants to the online segment of the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-4) are encouraged to participate in technical trials to ensure connectivity, audio and video settings.
The Minamata Convention Secretariat launched on Monday, 13 September an open call for proposals for official side events to be organized during COP-4 on 1-5 November 2021.
The Governing Board of the Specific International Programme met online from 9-13 August and approved nine projects for 2,2 million dollars. Please read the statement by the Co-Chairs, Mr. Reggie Hernaus (The Netherlands) and Prasert Tapaneeyangkul (Thailand).
A new report produced by the UN Secretariats of the Basel, Minamata, Rotterdam, & Stockholm conventions maps the interlinkages between hazardous chemicals, wastes and climate change, which combine to impact on efforts to conserve and restore nature.
Joint statement by the Secretariats of the Basel, Minamata, Rotterdam, & Stockholm conventions in launching Key Insights from a Study on the Interlinkages between Chemicals and Waste and Biodiversity.
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.
On June 2, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention co-host a webinar that will provide an overview of new guidance on public health strategies in the context of the convention. Learn more and register here by 31 May.
On 30 April 2021, the Executive Secretary Monika Stankiewicz notified the Parties and Signatories to the Minamata Convention on Mercury of three proposed texts of amendments to Annexes A and B.
The Secretariat of the Minamata Convention expresses its condolences on the passing of Prof. Lucyna Falkowska, key leader of mercury research in Poland. She passed away on April 7 at the age of 70.