The 15th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, to be held in Cape Town July 2022, issues a call for mini workshop proposals with an opportunity to convene virtual sessions as part of Minamata Online Season 2.
On 26 March 2021, the Government of Burundi deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 129th Party to the Minamata Convention.
On 10 March 2021, the Government of Cameroon deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 128th Party to the Minamata Convention.
On March 30, planetGOLD hosts a virtual event with the participation of the Minamata Convention and the Global Environment Facility to look at the accomplishments and future of the programme after two years of tackling mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM).
On International Women’s Day, the Secretariat launched a video on how women are more negatively impacted by mercury and what needs to be done to better protect, support and promote gender equality. Watch it now.
Watch Executive Secretary Monika Stankiewicz’s video address for the event on 22-23 February 2021: “"This Assembly, together with major MEAs meetings, will help set the world on a clear path to improve human and environmental health".
Parties shall not allow, by taking appropriate measures, the manufacture, import or export of mercury-added products listed in Part I of Annex A after 2020.
The Minamata Secretariat hosted a webinar on the Third Round of applications to the Specific International Programme in separate sessions in English, French and Spanish on 19 and 20 January 2021.