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  • 07-03-2020
    Information session: The 2020 deadline for phasing out mercury-added products
    On 2 July, the Secretariat convened information sessions to highlight the 2020 deadline for mercury-added products under the Minamata Convention, and provide essential information to assist Parties in their implementation of Article 4 in this regard.
      To cover all time zones, the first session was held at 10:00 Geneva time...
  • 10-12-2017
    Zhai Qing heads a Chinese delegation to the first Conference of Parties to th...

      The first Conference of Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP 1) was held in Geneva, Switzerland between Sept. 23 and 29. Nearly 1,050 delegates from 163 countries, intergovernmental organizations, and international organizations attended the meeting. Vice Minister Zhai Qing presented at the meeting as head ...
  • 08-16-2017
    The Minamata Convention Has Entered Into Force!
    The Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force on 16 August 2017. The first Conference of the Parties will take place from 24 to 29 September 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 05-23-2017
    The 50-ratification milestone required for the Minamata Convention on Mercury...
    The EU and seven of its member States - Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania and Sweden - deposited their instruments of ratification at the UN Headquarters in New York, bringing to 52 the current number of future Parties. As a result on 16 August 2017, the Convention, which aims at protecting human hea...
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