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Sixth session of the Intergovernmental
Negotiating Committee on Mercury (INC 6)

3-7 November 2014 | UN Economic and Social Commission (ESCAP) headquarters, Bangkok, Thailand

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Highlights for Thursday, 6 November 2014

On Thursday, INC6 delegates convened in plenary in the morning to hear reports from Contact Groups on finance and technical issues. They also addressed issues including Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM), environmentally sound interim storage, mercury wastes and contaminated sites. Contact Groups during the day to discuss rules and reporting, technical issues and finance. In the evening, delegates attended a reception hosted by the Government of Thailand before returning to the Contact Groups on finance, and rules and reporting.

Sculpture “Pez-Peste” by Nicholas Garcia Uriburu, Argentina, that was presented to INC2 as a reminder of the irreversible consequences of mercury contamination and pollution. (photo courtesy of UNEP)
Fernando Lugris, INC Chair, shares a moment with the Brazilian delegates.
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Morning Session

Panel (L-R): Fernando Lugris, INC Chair; Jacob Duer, Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention; Masa Nagai, UNEP; and Nina Cromnier, Sweden, Rapporteur

Jimena Nieto-Carrasco, Colombia, Co-Chair of the Contact Group on Technical Issues
Greg Filyk, Canada, Co-Chair of the Contact Group on Finance

Ludovic Bernaudat, UN Industrial Development Organization
Susan Egan Keane, Natural Resources Defense Council
Stephanie Laruelle, Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention

Angela Rivera, Colombia
Carolina Tinangon, Indonesia

Meba Toi Pagnilam, Togo
Andrei Pilipchuk, Belarus

Contact Group on Rules and Reporting

Panel (L-R): Co-Chair David Buchholz; US, Co-Chair David Kapindula, Zambia; Masa Nagai, UNEP; and Meera Laurijssen, Interim Secretariat

Jorge Peydro Aznar, European Union
Kong Xiangwen, China

Co-Chair David Buchholz, US
John Whitelaw, UNEP
Mohamed Ismail, Egypt

Contact Group on Technical Issues

Delegates gathered to finalize technical issues in the Contact Group.

Paulina Riquelme, Chile
Oladele Osibanjo, Nigeria
Bettina Hitzfeld, Switzerland

Contact Group on Finance

Delegates gathered in the Contact Group to discuss issues related to finance.

Gabi Eigenmann, Switzerland
R.N. Jindal, India

Side Events

Side event hosted by the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership to discuss reducing mercury in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining, where the updated guidance document on developing a national strategic plan to reduce mercury use was presented.

Side event hosted by Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, where delegates listened to the stories of people directly involved in the tragedy that occurred in Minamata.

Side event hosted by the Zero Mercury Working Group and International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) that discussed the mercury trade in the Southeast Asia region with selected exporter countries.

Reception hosted by the Government of Thailand






Scenes from around the venue




Funding for coverage of this event has been provided by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
FOEN

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Related Links
INC 6 Resources

*INC 6 Website

*INC 6 Annotated Provisional Agenda

*INC 6 Scenario Note

*Text of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

*Final Act of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury


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