Second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2)

The second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2) will take place from 19 to 23 November 2018 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Conference will be preceded on Sunday 18 November by preparatory meetings, including regional and other meetings.

Intersessional work in follow up to COP1 is ongoing, and further information, including in relation to draft guidelines on interim storage of mercury and mercury compounds as well as to effectiveness evaluation may be found here.

A series of regional meetings will be held in preparation for COP2 with the funding contributions of Austria, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland:

  • Africa: 9-10 October 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia
  • Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 16-17 October 2018 in Chisinau, Moldova
  • Asia and the Pacific: 23-24 October 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: 30-31 October 2018, Lima, Peru

 

Information sessions on other matters of relevance in the chemicals and waste cluster will be held back-to-back with the regional consultations (on 11 October for Africa, 18 October for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 25 October for Asia and the Pacific and on 29 October for Latin America and the Caribbean). The sessions will be led by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS) and the Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). 

The deadline for pre-registration is 19th August 2018 using the online platform that available here (Please note extended registration deadline for representatives of intergovernmental and non governmental organizations until 30th September)

Practical information, including on registration, credentials for Parties, participation of observers, accommodation, events and exhibitions and other logistical issues may be found here.


Meeting documents will be published below as they become available.

UNEP/MC/COP.2/1 Provisional agenda

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/3 Rules of procedure for the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/5 - Guidelines on the environmentally sound interim storage of mercury other than waste mercury (ADVANCE ENGLISH VERSION)

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/6 - Report on the outcome of the open-ended process on waste thresholds called for under article 11 (ADVANCE ENGLISH VERSION)

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/7 - Guidance on the management of contaminated sites (ADVANCE ENGLISH VERSION)

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/11 - Report on the work of the Implementation and Compliance Committee of the Minamata Convention on Mercury (ADVANCE ENGLISH VERSION)

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/12 - Cooperation with the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization (ADVANCE ENGLISH VERSION)

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/14 - Financial rules for the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, its subsidiary bodies and the secretariat of the Convention (ADVANCE ENGLISH VERSION)

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