The deadline approaches for parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury to report on their fight against toxic mercury covering the period from 16 August 2017 (the date of entry
Explore the brand new ratification map, an interactive overview of the Parties that have joined the Minamata Convention in the worldwide fight against toxic mercury.
Parties to the Minamata Convention reinforce their commitment to stopping mercury pollution in a fully online session
The first segment of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-4) concludes after an intense week of work with important agreements on the progr
Minamata Convention Financial Mechanism: “A good moment for all of us to work in more integrated ways”, says GEF CEO and Chairperson
The side event “The Minamata Convention Financial Mechanism: Supporting parties to implement their obligations” took place on Monday 1 November (19:00 – 20:15 CET) during the online segment of the
Minamata COP-4 opens as an opportunity and a celebration of the “global commitment to putting mercury pollution to an end”
The first segment of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-4) takes place online from 1 to 5 November with over a thousand participants and
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