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First Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury

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24 September 2017, 15:00 to 29 September 2017, 18:00

 

First meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1).

Link to all documents of the conference here.

 

About the Convention

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. The 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.

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Organiser

UN Minamata Convention on Mercury, Chemicals and Health Branch

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Location

(Switzerland)