Minamata Online is a new series of digital engagement to provide an opportunity for government officials, scientists, NGOs, and other stakeholders to better understand the Minamata Convention's provisions, as well as policy and scientific aspects. The sessions are arranged according to three streams: implementation support and review, mercury science, and COP-4 preparations.

The sessions are 1-1.5 hours long, and some will be held twice on the same day to accommodate different time zones. Each session will be announced individually, and registration will be available on the Minamata Convention website.

Our collaboration partners for Minamata Online are the Global Mercury Partnership (GMP), the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP), and the Geneva Environment Network (GEN).

This programme is built on the pilot sessions on mercury-added products held in July 2020. Please see for more information: Intersessional work on products and processes and The 2020 deadline for phasing out mercury-added products

An overview of the season’s calendar is available here.

Season 1 - 2020



Minamata Online

Tuesday, 15 September

Monitoring guidance (identified experts)

14-16h CEST


Minamata Online

Thursday, 17 September

Effectiveness evaluation indicators

10-11h CEST - Register here        16-17h CEST - Register here


Minamata Online

Thursday, 24 September

Art21 Reporting and Art15 ICC

10-11h CEST - Register here        16-17h CEST - Register here


Minamata Online

Tuesday, 29 September

Mercury material flow: Supply, demand and trade

14-15:30h CEST - Register here








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