Minamata Convention Initial Assessments (MIAs)

The development of Minamata Convention Initial Assessments (MIA) is one of the enabling activities supported by the GEF for developing countries and countries with economies in transition. UNDP has developed a guidance document on the development of MIA reports, in cooperation with the intergovernmental organizations participating in the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) and the Minamata Convention Secretariat. Final projects reports are made available below as submitted to the Secretariat.

The Minamata Convention Secretariat presented an analysis of the national priorities from the Minamata Initial Assessments at the 14th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP 2019) held in Krakow, Poland, in September 2019. The main national priorities described in the 39 MIA reports analyzed at that time were phasing-out mercury-added products (Article 4) and waste management (Article 11). Other major priority areas included artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM, Article 7), emissions (Article 8), releases (Article 9) and monitoring (Article 19). Further analysis will be done as more initial assessments become available. The results of the MIA analysis will be utilized to prepare the development of the Secretariat’s capacity-building and technical assistance programme. They will also form the basis of the Specific International Programme and other related activities.

Country Files Year
Albania English
Argentina Spanish
Armenia English
Azerbaijan English
Bangladesh English
Benin French
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Spanish
Botswana English
Burkina Faso English
Cabo Verde English
Cameroon French
Central African Republic French
Chad English , French
Chile Spanish
Colombia Spanish
Comoros French
Congo French
Costa Rica Spanish
Côte d'Ivoire French
Dominican Republic Spanish
Ethiopia English
Gambia English
Georgia English
Ghana English
Guatemala Spanish
Guinea French
Guinea-Bissau English
Guyana English
Jamaica English
Jordan English
Kazakhstan English
Lesotho English
Madagascar English , French
Malaysia English
Mali French
Mauritius English
Mexico Spanish
Mongolia English
Nepal English
Niger French
Nigeria English
North Macedonia English
Panama Spanish
Paraguay Spanish
Peru Spanish
Republic of Moldova English
Saint Kitts and Nevis English
Saint Lucia English
Samoa English
Sao Tome and Principe English
Senegal French
Seychelles English
Sierra Leone English
Sri Lanka English
Sudan English
Suriname English
Togo French
Trinidad and Tobago English
Uganda English
United Republic of Tanzania English
Viet Nam English
Yemen English , Arabic
Zambia English

Other national inventories supported by the GEF

Russia (2017) - View project