Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury.
The Minamata Convention draws attention to a global and ubiquitous metal that, while naturally occurring, has broad uses in everyday objects and is released to the atmosphere, soil, and water from a variety of sources. Controlling the anthropogenic releases of mercury throughout its lifecycle has been a key factor in shaping the obligations under the Convention.
Content associated with Mercury Convention
4th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (2nd Part)
Parties adopted 12 decisions, including on artisanal and small-scale mining, phasing out products containing mercury, waste containing mercury, and the effectiveness evaluation of the Convention, that have set the course of implementation of the Minamata Convention in the years to come.
4th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-4)
Parties adopted two essential decisions: the 2022 programme of work and budget, and setting 21-25 March 2022 as the dates for COP-4.2 in person in Bali, Indonesia.