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UNEP - Press conference: Minamata Convention on Mercury
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UNEP Press conference: Minamata Convention on Mercury
Major outcomes of the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention (Geneva, 30 October to 3 November 2023)  Minamata Convention COP-5 takes crucial steps in its mission of eliminating mercury pollution

Among the decisions made at COP-5, Parties defined new dates to phase out mercury-added products including cosmetics, strengthened ties with Indigenous Peoples, advanced the first effectiveness evaluation of the Convention, and reached an agreement on a threshold for mercury waste.

Speakers:   - Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention  - Marianne Bailey, Senior Policy and Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention  Moderated by : Anna García, Communications and Knowledge Management Officer, Minamata Convention Secretariat