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Minamata Convention on Mercury (UNEP)

International Organisations, Programmes, Funds, Institutes and other
Environment and Sustainable Development
Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury
United Nations Environment Programme
11-13, Chemin des Anémones
1219 Châtelaine

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. It was agreed at the fifth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on mercury in Geneva, Switzerland at 7 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, 19 January 2013 and adopted later that year on 10 October 2013 at a Diplomatic Conference (Conference of Plenipotentiaries), held in Kumamoto, Japan. The Minamata Convention entered into force on 16 August 2017, on the 90th day after the date of deposit of the 50th instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.