At its first meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention (COP1) adopted Decision MC-1/10 on financial rules, which requested the establishment of 3 trust funds:
- The General Trust Fund to provide financial support to the work of the Convention Secretariat;
- The Special Trust Fund to support, inter alia, activities by the Secretariat in accordance with article 14 (Capacity-building, technical assistance and technology transfer); the participation of representatives of developing-country Parties and of Parties with economies in transition in the meetings of the COP and its subsidiary bodies; and
- The Specific Trust Fund for the specific international programme, to support capacity-building and technical assistance in accordance with article 13 (Financial resources and mechanism).
As called for under the financial rules of the COP, up-to-date information on the status of pledges and payments of contributions is provided below. Information will be updated on a monthly basis. Parties who have paid contributions are strongly encouraged to confirm that such contributions are correctly reflected in the published information.
COP1 also entrusted the Secretariat with a programme of work and budget for the biennium 2018-2019 and adopted in Decision MC-1/15 the indicative scale of contributions due each year by Parties.
Overview of the scale of assessment and contributions to the General Trust Fund for 2021
Status of contributions to the trust funds
Contributions to the General Trust Fund - as of 30 April 2023
Contributions to the Special Trust Fund - as of 30 April 2023
Fundraising status of the Special Trust Fund 2022-2023 - as of 30 April 2023
Contributions to the Specific Trust Fund - as of 30 April 2023
Visualizations of the fundraising status of the Specific Trust Fund - as of 15 March 2023
Budget of the Minamata Convention
Budget of the Minamata Convention for 2023
Budget of the Minamata Convention for 2022
Budget of the Minamata Convention for the biennium 2020-2021
Financial performance of the Minamata Convention
Financial statement for the General Trust Fund for the year 2021
Financial statement for the General Trust Fund for the year 2020
Financial statement for the General Trust Fund for the year 2019
Financial statement for the General Trust Fund for the year 2018
Financial rules for the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, its subsidiary bodies and the secretariat of the Convention
As adopted at the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Geneva, 24–29 September 2017 (annex to decision MC-1/10)