In a GEF Voices interview, the Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention, Monika Stankiewicz, shares her hopes and expectations for the upcoming fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
All registered participants to the online segment of the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-4) are encouraged to participate in technical trials to ensure connect
An Executive Briefing on the online segment of the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-4) will be held on 19 October within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network.
On 30 September 2021, Poland deposited its instrument of ratification successfully, becoming as a result the 135th Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
The Governing Board of the Specific International Programme met online from 9-13 August and approved nine projects for 2,2 million dollars. Please read the statement by the Co-Chairs, Mr.
About the Minamata Convention
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is the most recent global agreement on environment and health, adopted in 2013. It is named after the bay in Japan where, in the mid-20th century, mercury-tainted industrial wastewater poisoned thousands of people, leading to severe health damage that became known as the "Minamata disease."
Since it entered into force on 16 August 2017, Parties have been working together to control the mercury supply and trade, reduce the use, emission and release of mercury, raise public awareness, and build the necessary institutional capacity to #MakeMercuryHistory