Minamata COP3

COP3 - Participants Information

The third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP3) will take place from 25 to 29 November 2019 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Conference will be preceded on 24 November by preparatory meetings of the regional and other groups.

Invitations and pre-registration

Invitation letters (in English, FrenchSpanish) have been sent to all Governments through the official channels of communication with the UN Environment Programme, with copy to National Focal Points for the Minamata Convention as well as to permanent Missions to UN Environment Programme and to the UN in Geneva, as applicable. Invitations were also sent to intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

The online platform for pre-registration for the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury is available now.

Pre-registration, including submission of the required documentation, should be completed no later than 19 August 2019.

Practical information for participants

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

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements in advance of the meeting and for covering any associated incurred costs. An updated list of hotels offering preferential rates to the United Nations is available here.

Events and exhibitions

There will be opportunities for parties and stakeholders to exchange information through knowledge labs, events and exhibition booths in the margins of COP3.

Parties and stakeholders may submit applications for events and exhibitions to the Secretariat by 13 September 2019. The Guidance on events and exhibitions is available here.

Credentials for Parties to the Convention

In order to take part in the decision-making process at the meeting of the Conference of the Parties, Parties to the Minamata Convention are kindly requested that their head of delegation, alternate representatives and advisers each be accredited in a credential issued either by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister of Foreign Affairs or, in the case of a regional economic integration organization, by the competent authority of that organization. Information regarding any change in the composition of the delegation should be submitted using the same procedure. Samples of credentials are available in the 6 UN languages below.


COP3 Schedules

Main COP3 overview schedule

Tentative work timetable

Side Events / Knowledge Labs

Additional information

The daily coverage and summary report by IISD Reporting Services will be available at: http://enb.iisd.org/mercury/cop3/

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