Inger Andersen, the Executive Director of UNEP, Monika Stankiewicz, the Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention, and Rosa Vivien Ratnawati, the Minamata COP4 President convey their message for the 3rd anniversary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
As the Minamata Convention on Mercury turns 3, the Programme Management Officer Marianne Bailey draws attention to the role of ASGM National Action Plans in global efforts to advance sustainable development & transitions to formal economy.
Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Convention, reflects on its impact emphasizing how together we can #MakeMercuryHistory
This comes in addition to the European Union’s contribution of 500,000 euros for the work programme for technical assistance and capacity building on mercury trade and emissions.
The Minamata Secretariat is pleased to announce a new weekly series of digital engagement on the Convention's provisions, as well as policy and scientific aspects starting in September 2020.
From their homes, Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury are commemorating its third anniversary. Some of the COP4 Bureau Members sent their personal message of hope to work together on this journey to #MakeMercuryHistory
On 8 July 2020, the Government of the Philippines deposited its instrument of ratificacion, thereby becoming the 123rd Party to the Minamata Convention.
The Minamata Secretariat convened two online information sessions on the 7 July on the progress of the intersessional process to review the list of products and processes using mercury, with a call for submission of information.
On 2 July, the Secretariat convened information sessions to highlight the 2020 deadline for mercury-added products under the Minamata Convention, and provide essential information to assist Parties in their implementation of Article 4 in this regard.
On 23 June 2020, the Government of the Sultanate of Oman deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the 122nd Party to the Minamata Convention.
On 26 May 2020, the Government of Albania deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 120th Party to the Minamata Convention.