Human Rights Council: Mercury, small-scale gold mining and human rights
The Executive Secretary speaks at the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council on how the issue of artisanal and small-scale gold mining is “at the very heart of the existence of the Convention”.
Register now: Minamata Initial Assessments (MIAs) webinar
On 27 September (14h00-15h30 CEST), the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership organizes an online information sharing session on MIAs: latest trends, key findings and data analysis tools.
Regional workshop in Moldova: enhancing the environmental response of South-Eastern European countries
With the subtitle “Minamata Convention: 5 years since ratification” and organized within the Specific International Programme project in Moldova, the workshop was held on 19-20 September.
Statement: Monika Stankiewicz at the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Statement by Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention, during the Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes,
Support to the implementation of Minamata Convention by other organizations
HRC51 side event: Mercury, small-scale gold mining and human rights
The secretariat of the Minamata Convention will participate in this side event to the 51st Session of the Human Rights Council on Wednesday 21 September.
Regional workshop to enhance environmental response in Moldova: "Minamata Convention, 5 years since ratification"
Organized within the Specific International Programme project in Moldova, the workshop takes place in Chisinau on 19-20 September. More information in Romanian.
The Implementation and Compliance Committee meets for the fourth time to focus on national reporting
The meeting of the Implementation and Compliance Committee (ICC) of the Minamata Convention on Mercury took place online on 13 and 14 September 2022.
Reminder: Submissions invited until 30 September 2022 on the second review of the financial mechanism, as set forth in Decision MC-4/7
Submissions by parties and stakeholders to mea-minamatasecretariat@un(.)org with copy to marianne.bailey@un(.)org.
IP4: Mercury and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management
The secretariat of the Minamata Convention took part in the fourth meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020, held in Bucharest from 29 August to 2 September 2022.
Hybrid event: Chemicals and Waste Briefing
This event will be held on 13 September (10h00-12h00 CEST) within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, providing an overview of work, key activities and upcoming key conferences.