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Specific International Programme Governing Board meeting,15-16 May, Geneva
The 10 members of the Board oversee the operations of the Programme, including how the approximately USD 800,000 pledged and contributed for use in 2018 from Austria, Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will be allocated.

Specific International Programme Governing Board meeting,15-16 May, Geneva

Specific International Programme Governing Board meeting,15-16 May, Geneva
The 10 members of the Board oversee the operations of the Programme, including how the approximately USD 800,000 pledged and contributed for use in 2018 from Austria, Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will be allocated. 
ICELAND BRINGS TO 92 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION
On 3 May 2018, the Government of Iceland deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the 92nd Party to the Minamata Convention.

ICELAND BRINGS TO 92 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION

ICELAND BRINGS TO 92 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION

On 3 May 2018, the Government of Iceland deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the 92nd Party to the Minamata Convention.





UNITED KINGDOM BRINGS TO 91 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION
On 23 March 2018, the Government of the United Kingdom deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 91th Party to the Minamata Convention.

UNITED KINGDOM BRINGS TO 91 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION

UNITED KINGDOM BRINGS TO 91 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION

On 23 March 2018, the Government of the United Kingdom deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 91th Party to the Minamata Convention.


Special Programme – Third round of applications open until 21 June 2018
Eligible countries are invited to submit proposals between USD $50,000 - $250,000 under the Special Programme to support institutional strengthening at the national level for implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the Minamata Convention and SAICM.

Special Programme – Third round of applications open until 21 June 2018

Special Programme – Third round of applications open until 21 June 2018

Eligible countries are invited to submit proposals between USD $50,000 - $250,000 under the Special Programme to support institutional strengthening at the national level for implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the Minamata Convention and SAICM.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BRINGS TO 90 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION
On 20 March 2018, the Government of Dominican Republic deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 90th Party to the Minamata Convention.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BRINGS TO 90 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BRINGS TO 90 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION
On 20 March 2018, the Government of Dominican Republic deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 90th Party to the Minamata Convention.
Effectiveness evaluation experts meet in Ottawa from 5 to 9 March 2018
Experts from each regional group, as well as observers from civil society, intergovernmental organizations, indigenous communities, and industry meet to develop arrangements for comparable monitoring data and develop a framework for effectiveness evaluation. 

Effectiveness evaluation experts meet in Ottawa from 5 to 9 March 2018

Effectiveness evaluation experts meet in Ottawa from 5 to 9 March 2018

Experts from each regional group, as well as observers from civil society, intergovernmental organizations, indigenous communities, and industry meet to develop arrangements for comparable monitoring data and develop a framework for effectiveness evaluation. 

BELGIUM BRINGS TO 89 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION
On 26 February 2018, the Government of Belgium deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 89th Party to the Minamata Convention.

BELGIUM BRINGS TO 89 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION

BELGIUM BRINGS TO 89 THE NUMBER OF PARTIES TO THE MINAMATA CONVENTION
On 26 February 2018, the Government of Belgium deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 89th Party to the Minamata Convention.
 Global Mercury Waste Assessment now available in 6 UN languages
This assessment, conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme, through its International Environmental Technology Centre, launched on 24 September 2017 at COP1, is now available in the 6 UN languages.

Global Mercury Waste Assessment now available in 6 UN languages

 Global Mercury Waste Assessment now available in 6 UN languages

This assessment, conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme through its International Environmental Technology Centre, launched on 24 September 2017 at COP1, is now available in the 6 UN languages.

Cuba brings to 87 the number of Parties to the Minamata Convention
On 30 January 2018, the Government of Cuba deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the 87th Party to the Minamata Convention.

Cuba brings to 87 the number of Parties to the Minamata Convention

Cuba brings to 87 the number of Parties to the Minamata Convention

On 30 January 2018, the Government of Cuba deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the 87th Party to the Minamata Convention.

Lithuania brings to 86 the number of Parties to the Minamata Convention
On 15 January 2018, the Government of Lithuania deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 86th Party to the Minamata Convention.

Lithuania brings to 86 the number of Parties to the Minamata Convention

Lithuania brings to 86 the number of Parties to the Minamata Convention

On 15 January 2018, the Government of Lithuania deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 86th Party to the Minamata Convention.

Contributions received to the Specific International Programme
The secretariat is pleased to announce that the Minamata Convention Specific International Programme has received support from Austria,Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Contributions received to the Specific International Programme

Contributions received to the Specific International Programme

The secretariat is pleased to announce that the Minamata Convention Specific International Programme has received support from Austria,Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Armenia brings to 85 the number of Parties to the Minamata Convention
On 13 December 2017, the Government of Armenia deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 85th Party to the Minamata Convention.

Armenia brings to 85 the number of Parties to the Minamata Convention

Armenia brings to 85 the number of Parties to the Minamata Convention

On 13 December 2017, the Government of Armenia deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 85th Party to the Minamata Convention.

A video calling to end Mercury poisoning shown at UNEA3
A video made during COP1 with one of the Minamata disease survivors Shinobu Sakamoto was displayed during UNEA3. In the video which can be seen by clicking on the link below, Ms. Sakamoto is calling to end Mercuy poisoning globally.

A video calling to end Mercury poisoning shown at UNEA3

A video calling to end Mercury poisoning shown at UNEA3
A video made during COP1 with one of the Minamata disease survivors Shinobu Sakamoto was displayed during UNEA3. In the video which can be seen by clicking on the link below, Ms. Sakamoto is calling to end Mercuy poisoning globally.
Lebanon brings to 84 the number of future Parties to the Minamata Convention
On 13 October 2017, the Government of Lebanon deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 84th future Party to the Minamata Convention.

Lebanon brings to 84 the number of future Parties to the Minamata Convention

Lebanon brings to 84 the number of future Parties to the Minamata Convention
On 13 October 2017, the Government of Lebanon deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 84th future Party to the Minamata Convention.
High-Level Segment of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention
The High Level segment of the Minamata Conference closed with a summary of key Take-Home messages provided by the President of the Conference. His statement is available here.

High-Level Segment of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention

High-Level Segment of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention
The High Level segment of the Minamata Conference closed with a summary of key Take-Home messages provided by the President of the Conference. His statement is available here.
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