The session "Mining without Mercury: How Technology Can Support the Transition to Mercury-Free Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector" will explore how technological innovation can support th
The Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury launched on Monday, 13 September an open call for proposals for official side events that will be organized during the Fourth meeting of the Co
Le Conseil d'administration du Programme international spécifique s'est réuni en ligne du 9 au 13 août et a approuvé neuf projets pour 2,2 millions de dollars.
À propos de la Convention de Minamata
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