Highlights and images for 21 November 2018



View of the morning plenary

The second meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP2) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury met on Wednesday, 21 November 2018. Delegates spent the day addressing, inter alia:

  • financial rules;
  • capacity building, technical assistance and technology transfer;
  • review of annexes A and B of the Convention;
  • harmonized customs codes;
  • compliance; and
  • cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Contact groups on technical and institutional issues, effectiveness evaluation and budget also met at various points throughout the day and into the evening.For more details on the day’s events and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from COP2.

Photos by IISD/ENB | Sean Wu

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Franz Perrez, Switzerland, speaking informally with President of COP2, Marc Chardonnens before the morning plenary
The panel during the morning plenary
Gabriela Nair Medina Amarante, Uruguay
Teeraporn Wiriwutikorn, Thailand
Karissa Kovner, US, consulting with delegates from Japan
Yingxian Xia, China, and Sverre Thomas Jahre, Norway, in discussions
The Brazilian delegation
Belarusian delegation
Mick Saito, Japan, speaking with Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan
Hassan Azhar, Maldives
Mohammad Yamin Chowdhury, Bangladesh
Romania Delegation
Akiko Nishimae, Japan
Ali Sabra, Lebanon
Jacques Nsengiyumva, Rwanda
Malaysia delegation
Carla Serazzi, Chile
Franklyn Connor, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Bangaly Dioumessy, Guinea
Delegates from NGOs
Angela Rivera, Colombia
Oxana Tsittser, IPEN
Vladimir Lenev, Russian Federation
Manal Azzi, International Labour Organization
Joseph Molapisi, Africa Institute
View of the plenary room
Delegates in intense discussions during a break in plenary
John Kpakolo Jallah Jr, Liberia
Endalkachew Tesfu Babayehu, Ethiopia, and Wondeossen Wondemagegnehu, Africa Institute
Antigua and Barbuda delegation
Afghanistan delegation
Berenice Alexandra Quiroz Yánez and Walter Schuldy, Ecuador
Delegates from Croatia
Delegation from Cameroon
Maria Carcamo Pavez, World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry
Siddika Sultana, Asian Center for Environmental Health
Around the Venue



Non-state coalitions