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.
This fourth session of the mercury science stream addresses human health risks to mercury in the context of worldwide socioenvironmental variability.
On 30 September 2021, Poland deposited its instrument of ratification successfully, becoming as a result the 134th Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
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