On 26 November, Minamata Online held an information session on “Article 12: Contaminated Sites”.
By October 2020, 91 national reports have been received (achieving a 79.8% rate for the first reporting cycle). New reports received will be posted on this website when available.
On 4 November 2020, the Government of Qatar deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the 125th Party to the Minamata Convention.
On Thursday 22 October, experts held an information session on how the Minamata Convention sets out obligations with regard to the control and reduction of mercury and mercury compounds to the atmosphere (Article 8 and Annex D).
On 3 November, Minamata Online held a special briefing on the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP4) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which is scheduled to take place from 1 to 5 November 2021 in Bali, Indonesia.
On 15 October, Minamata Online held an information session on mercury material flow focusing on waste stream. Presentations included the approaches taken in understanding national mercury flow in waste stream and available knowledge from waste management sector.
On 5 October 2020, the Government of the Republic of Tanzania deposited its instrument of ratificacion, thereby becoming the 124th Party to the Minamata Convention.
On Thursday 8 October, this online session outlined how the Minamata Convention sets out obligations with regard to the trade in mercury (Article 3, MC-1/2). It also provided additional information on the evolution of mercury trade flows.