First session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury (INC 1)

The first session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury (INC1), held in Stockholm from 7 to 11 June 2010, marked the formal launch of negotiations.

During the session, the committee adopted the rules of procedure under which it would operate and elected Mr. Fernando Lugris (Uruguay) Chair of the committee, as well as nine vice-chairs that together form the Bureau of the INC. Delegations then had the opportunity to present initial views on each of the provisions listed in the negotiating mandate.

The committee concluded by requesting the secretariat to prepare additional documents to support discussion at its next session, including a paper containing possible “draft elements of a comprehensive approach to mercury” for the instrument based on views expressed during the session and in subsequent written submissions.


UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/1 - Provisional agenda

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/1/Add.1 - Annotated provisional agenda

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/2 - Scenario note for the first session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/3 - Draft rules of procedure for the work of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/4 - Options for the structure of the mercury instrument

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/5 - Options for substantive provisions that might be included in the mercury instrument

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/6 - Possible tool for tracking the progress of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee in developing provisions of the global legally binding instrument on mercury.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/7 - Draft final provisions.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/8 - Options for predictable and efficient financial assistance arrangements

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/9 - Options for delivery of technical assistance and capacity building: examples from multilateral environmental agreements and other organizations.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/10 - Facilitating sustainable technology transfer and support for global mercury control actions: experience with existing legally binding and voluntary arrangements.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/11 - Key concepts, procedures, and mechanisms of legally binding multilateral agreements that may be relevant to furthering compliance under the future mercury instrument

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/12 - Effectiveness evaluation in other conventions and possible approach to establishing baselines

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/13 - The concept of essential use in international agreements

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/14 - A glossary of key terms

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/15 - Progress of the study called for in paragraph 29 of the Governing Council decision 25/5.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/16 - International trade law that may be relevant to the future mercury instrument, including provisions on trade set out in relevant existing conventions.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/17 - Synergies and institutional cooperation and coordination with related multilateral environmental agreements and policies.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/18 - Relevant issues being considered in international forums and their possible impact on the mercury negotiation process.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/19 - Potential costs and benefits associated with each provision listed in paragraph 27 of Governing Council decision 25/5.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/20 - Update of information on the supply and trade of mercury.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/21 - Report of the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury on the work of its first session.

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INFORMATION DOCUMENTS:


UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/INF/1 - Report of the ad hoc open-ended working group to prepare for the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/INF/2 - Compilation of materials presented during the information sessions at the meeting of the ad hoc open ended working group to prepared for the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/INF/3 - Information supplied by the secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/INF/5 - Progress of the consultative process on financing options for chemicals and wastes led by the United Nations Environment Programme.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/INF/6 - Available information that might assist the work of the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/INF/7 - Information submitted in response to the request for further information.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/INF/8 - Potential costs and benefits associated with each provision listed in paragraph 27 of Governing Council decision 25/5.

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.1/INF/9 - Update of information on the supply and trade of mercury.

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