2020: Time to phase out mercury-added products has arrived

2020: Time to phase out mercury-added products has arrived

Parties to the Minamata Convention are to phase out the use of products which contain mercury and to promote alternatives.

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Trading mercury interactive story

Trading mercury interactive story

Effects of mercury poisoning can be devastating, with symptoms including seizures, memory, vision and hearing loss, and development disorders. Explore mercury's trade routes in this interactive story
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Welcoming Monika Stankiewicz, Minamata Convention Executive Secretary

Welcoming Monika Stankiewicz, Minamata Convention Executive Secretary

Monika Stankiewicz assumed her functions as the Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury on 13 January 2020.
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News

Equatorial Guinea becomes the 116th Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury
On 24 December 2019, the Government of Equatorial Guinea deposited its instrument of accession, ther... Read more
Applying for funding through the Special Programme
The deadline for submissions is Friday 17 April 2020. Read more
Republic of Korea brings to 115 the number of parties to the Minamata Convention
On 22 November 2019, the Government of the Republic of Korea deposited its instrument of ratificatio... Read more
Asia-Pacific regional workshop on the reduction of mercury emission from coal combustion
In Hanoi, Viet Nam, a workshop was held on the reduction of mercury emissions from coal from 31 Oct... Read more
Workshop to share knowledge on mercury trade among six Latin American countries
In La Paz, Bolivia, from 8 to 10 October 2019, a workshop was held to share knowledge among Bolivia,... Read more
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