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Minamata Convention on Mercury

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Oct 10, 2013
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-160007)
Title (French)

Convention de Minamata sur le Mercure

Title (Spanish)

Convenio de Minamata sobre el Mercurio

Place of adoption
Kumamoto
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Aug 16, 2017
Subject
Mineral resources, Air & atmosphere, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Economy and environment International agreement-text Environmental standards Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes Effluent waste (industrial sources) Toxicity/poisoning Standards
Abstract

The objective of this convention is to protect the human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury components.

Website
treaties.un.org
Online course
Introductory Course to the Minamata Convention on Mercury

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Denmark
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Ecuador
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European Union
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France
Gabon
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Guinea
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Guyana
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Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Jamaica
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Jordan
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Korea, Republic of - -
Kuwait
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Monaco
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Seychelles
Sierra Leone
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Spain - -
Sri Lanka
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Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tanzania, Un. Rep. of - -
Thailand -
Togo
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Turkey - -
Uganda - -
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom - -
United States of America
Uruguay
Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of - -
Viet Nam
Yemen - -
Zambia
Zimbabwe - -

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature

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