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7th session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury (INC 7)

10-15 March 2016 | Jordan

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A view of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), venue of the meeting, with the Petronas Towers in the background (photo courtesy of KLCC)

Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan, speaks with delegates from Japan on the second day of INC7

INC7 delegates convened in plenary on Friday morning and afternoon, and continued discussions of work related to Article 3 (mercury supply sources and trade) and initiated discussions of work related to Articles 8 (emissions), 13 (financial resources and mechanism), and 23 (Conference of the Parties).

The contact group on technical matters met during the lunch break and in the evening, and the contact group on finance convened in the evening.

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Morning Plenary


Delegates gather for the start of plenary


Fernando Lugris, Uruguay, INC Chair

Christopher Allen, EU


Marianne Bailey, US

Andreas Gössnitzer, Switzerland

Heidar Ali Balouji, Iran


Angela Rivera, Colombia

David Lennett, Zero Mercury Working Group


David Kapindula, Zambia

Abdullah K. Tawlah, Saudi Arabia

Francisca Farías Burgos, Chile


Cristina Briel, Argentina

Akiko Inagoya, Japan


Dhekra Gharbi, Tunisia

John Roberts, UK, Co-Chair of the Best Available Technologies/ Best Environmental Practices (BAT/BEP) Expert Group

Adel Shafei Mohamed Osman, Egypt, Co-Chair of BAT/BEP Expert Group


Contact Groups


Contact Group on Technical Matters


Mary-Anne Pan, Singapore

Contact Group Co-Chairs Leticia Reis de Carvalho, Brazil, and Kateřina Šebková, Czech Republic


Contact Group on Finance


Contact Group Co-Chair Gillian Guthrie, Jamaica

O. O. Dada, Nigeria


Afternoon Plenary


View of the dais during the afternoon plenary


Fernando Lugris, Uruguay, INC Chair

Jacob Duer, interim secretariat of the Minamata Convention


Technical Matters Contact Group Co-Chair Kateřina Šebková, Czech Republic

Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions

Alexander Romanov, Russian Federation


Mario Mottin, Brazil

Joe DiGangi, IPEN


Around the Venue


Delegates enjoy a view of the Dead Sea before the start of plenary


Jacob Duer, interim secretariat of the
Minamata Convention, speaks with delegates

The US delegation


Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, BRS Conventions,
speaks with a delegate

Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive
Director, speaks with delegates outside plenary


Fernando Lugris, Uruguay, INC Chair (center),
speaks with Agustina Camilli, Uruguay (left),
and Sezaneh Seymour, US (right)

Delegates from Jordan


Staff at the venue

A delegate reads the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB)


Delegates browse through a variety of Jordanian crafts on display


Displays throughout the venue


Jordanian products

Cosmetics containing high levels of mercury




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