The second meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP2) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury met on Thursday, 22 November 2018. Delegates heard reports from contact groups in the morning, and adopted the rules of procedure for the Implementation and Compliance Committee in a brief plenary. They then met in contact groups throughout the day to consider:
- technical issues, including contaminated sites, interim storage, and harmonized customs codes;
- effectiveness evaluation;
- institutional issues pertaining to Secretariat arrangements; and
- budget and programme of work.
A Friends of the President group on other outstanding issues also met during the day.In an evening plenary, the COP elected officers to the COP3 Bureau, and heard reports from contact groups.For more details on the day’s events and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).
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Contact Group on Technical Issues
Contact Group on Effectiveness Evaluation
Contact Group on Budget
Contact Group on Institutional Issues
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