Statement: Monika Stankiewicz at COP-15 to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Remarks by Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention, at the opening plenary in the High-Level Segment of CBD COP-15.
Datos clave sobre la interconexión entre biodiversidad y contaminación por mercurio
La contaminación por productos químicos y residuos es un factor clave de la pérdida de biodiversidad, según el estudio exploratorio de 2021 sobre las interrelaciones de la biodiversidad realizado por las secretarías de los convenios de BRS y de Minamata.
Launch of the Indigenous Peoples Platform
Following the conclusions at COP-4, the Platform aims to bring together Indigenous voices to promote the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples to put an end to mercury pollution.
ISLANDS Webinar: Sharing SIDS experiences on the Minamata Convention
On 14 December, Small Island Developing States will share experiences of completing Minamata Initial Assessments and explore key sources of mercury in SIDS.
Letter to Parties on National Action Plans
Algeria becomes the 139th party to the Minamata Convention
On 30 November 2022, Algeria deposited its instrument of ratification successfully, becoming as a result the 139th party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
GEN Online Session: Chemicals and Waste Briefing
On 7 December, the Minamata Convention secretariat participates in this hybrid briefing organized which reviews the outcomes of work and key activities of 2022 and presents the priorities for 2023.
Register now: Minamata Convention secretariat at the 63rd GEF Council Meeting
On 1 December, Executive Secretary Monika Stankiewicz will share her perspectives on the GEF-8 programming and the Convention priorities at the GEF Council. Link here: https://www.thegef.org/events/63rd-gef-council-meeting
Secretariat supports technical workshops on mercury mass flow analysis and mercury monitoring
The Minamata Convention secretariat made a presentation at a trainers’ workshop on mercury mass flow development, held in Jakarta from 14 to 16 November 2022.
The secretariat of the Minamata Convention received UNEP's Kipepeo Award
Thirteenth Partnership Advisory Group (PAG-13) in Paris and online
The hybrid meeting was held on 9-10 November 2022, back to back with the OECD Global Forum on Environment Meeting dedicated to Mercury, its elimination and reduction of its harmful impacts.