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Minamata Convention on Mercury

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Oct 18, 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
Waste & hazardous substances, Mineral resources, Air & atmosphere
Keyword
Effluent waste (industrial sources) Toxicity/poisoning International agreement-text Standards Environmental standards Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes Economy and environment
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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