03 Nov 2020
14:00–15:30

Venue: Online | Webex

Organization: Minamata Convention on Mercury

This special online briefing on the fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-4) is organized within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network and the Minamata Online series. The briefing includes a panel discussion to mark the third anniversary of the Convention and information about COP-4.

365 Days to Go

The Minamata Convention is the newest treaty among the global multilateral environmental agreements. It entered into force on 16 August 2017, and has to this date, 124 parties. 

COP-4, scheduled to take place from 1 to 5 November 2021, in Bali, Indonesia, will be the Convention first biennial COP and another milestone to continue its efforts to address the global issues of mercury and promote the implementation of the Convention.

Agenda

  • Welcome and introduction (5 min)
  • Panel discussion to mark the third anniversary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury (40 minutes) 
  • Briefing on Minamata Convention COP-4 (40 minutes)
  • Closing remarks (5 min)

Speakers

Rosa Vivien RATNAWATI

Director General for Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Substances Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia, COP-4 President

H.E. Franz PERREZ

Ambassador for the Environment, Switzerland

H.E. Amb. Miriam Shearman

Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations and other Organizations in Geneva

Monika MAC DEVETTE

Head, Chemicals and Health Branch, UNEP

Monika STANKIEWICZ

Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention Secretariat

Claudia TEN HAVE

Senior Policy Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention Secretariat

Eisaku TODA

Senior Programme Management Officer, Minamata Convention Secretariat

Registration

This event will take place virtually on Webex and Facebook live. Kindly register directly on the Webex platform.

Video

The event will be live on our website and Facebook.

Documents

  • Invitation

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