On 7 December, the Minamata Convention secretariat participates in this hybrid briefing organized which reviews the outcomes of work and key activities of 2022 and presents the priorities for 2023.
On 1 December, Executive Secretary Monika Stankiewicz will share her perspectives on the GEF-8 programming and the Convention priorities at the GEF Council.
Register now to the event that will take place on Wednesday 7 December (14h00-15h30 CET), co-organized with the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP).
The Minamata Convention secretariat made a presentation at a trainers’ workshop on mercury mass flow development, held in Jakarta from 14 to 16 November 2022.
The hybrid meeting was held on 9-10 November 2022, back to back with the OECD Global Forum on Environment Meeting dedicated to Mercury, its elimination and reduction of its harmful impacts.
The Kipepeo Awards recognized the unique and new solutions implemented at COP-4.2 in Indonesia, highlighting that the secretariat "delivered a successful COP while navigating uncharted territory".
On 4 October 2022, Türkiye deposited its instrument of ratification successfully, becoming as a result the 138th party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
OEWG1: Science-Policy Panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution
On 6 October, Executive Secretary Monika Stankiewicz spoke at the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG), convened by UNEA to prepare proposals for the science-policy panel by the end of 2024.
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