This report summarizes the outcome of the work of the group. Submitted and supplemented information is presented in a "compilation document", part of which is to be further organized and made available to COP4 as an information document.
Proposal by Canada and Switzerland to amend Annex A: Part I to the Minamata Convention on Mercury to be considered by the Conference of the Parties at its fourth meeting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention (COP4) will be held in two segments: online (1-5 November 2021) and in-person (first quarter of 2022 in Bali, Indonesia).
Representatives of donor and recipient countries gathered virtually with members of the wider GEF community to discuss priorities and ambitions for the multilateral trust fund’s next four-year funding cycle that starts in July 2022.
On 8 April 2021, the Government of Cambodia deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 131st Party to the Minamata Convention.
On 31 March 2021, the Government of Central African Republic deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 130th Party to the Minamata Convention.
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.