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 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.2/2 - Scenario note for the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (ADVANCE ENGLISH VERSION)

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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.2/4/Rev.1 - Guidance in relation to mercury releases

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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

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/8 - Update on matters related to the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (ADVANCE ENGLISH VERSION)

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/9 - Overall report on the Specific International Programme to Support Capacity-building and Technical Assistance (ADVANCE ENGLISH VERSION)

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/10 - Submissions and reports received in relation to alternative technologies and technology transfer as referred to in paragraph 4 of article 14

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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

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/12 - Cooperation with the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/13 - Report on the outline, plan and elements of the effectiveness evaluation framework

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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

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/16 - Information in relation to emissions of mercury resulting from the open burning of waste

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/INF/4 - Offer by Switzerland to host a stand-alone secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Geneva

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/INF/5 - Compilation of submissions and reports received in relation to alternative technologies and technology transfer as referred to in paragraph 4 of article 14

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/INF/6 - Compilation of information submitted in relation to emissions of mercury resulting from the open burning of waste

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/INF8 - Report of the ad hoc group of experts on effectiveness evaluation

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/INF/10 Information submitted by nominated experts that may contribute to the development of mercury waste thresholds

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/INF/16 - Application guidelines for the first round of applications to the Specific International Programme (ADVANCE ENGLISH VERSION)

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UNEP/MC/COP.2/INF/18 - Status of ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury as at 18 September 2018

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