UNEP Hg INC 3, 31 October - 4 November 2011, Nairobi, Kenya Print
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3rd meeting of the Mercury Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee - INC3
31st October - 4th November 2011
,Nairobi, Kenya

The third Mercury Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee took place in Nairobi, Kenya, 31st October - 4th November 2011.   All relevant documents and details about the meeting can be found at http://www.unep.org/hazardoussubstances/Mercury/Negotiations/INC3/tabid/3469/Default.aspx

In preparation for the INC 3 on Mercury, the following ZMWG position papers have been developed (September 2011):

ZMWG Preliminary Views on the INC 3 Draft Treaty text - English version

ZMWG Position Preliminaire INC 3 Draft - FR

ZMWG Preliminary Views on The INC3 Draft treaty - Arabic Version

ZMWG Preliminary Views on the INC 3 Draft Treaty text - Japanese Version

ZMWG Position for INC 3 - Abridged version(EN) , in FR, ES


ZMWG published two press releases - one at the start and one at the end of the meeting:

ZMWG PR: Mercury treaty negotiation moves forward in ‘fits and starts’
Nairobi, 4 November 2011

ZMWG PR:NGOsi Urge World Governments to Negotiate a Strong Mercury Treaty
Nairobi, 31 October 2011


ZMWG Statements while at INC 3

Opening statement
Suppy and Trade
Allowable use exemption
Artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM)
Emissions and releases
Storage (Joint IPEN/ZMWG statement)
Financing and technical assistance
Awareness raising and information in EN and Arabic

The ZMWG exhibition booth featured posters from the projects in different countries, position papers, publications and video screaning from iLima organisation.

INC 3 Nairobi, Kenya 11/2011        INC 3 Nairobi, Kenya 11/2011

Conference Room Papers that were circulated during INC 3

CRP1 Swiss Waste

CRP2 Japan threshold

CRP3 Japan trade

CRP4 Japan products


CRP6 EU stockpiles


CRP8 Norway processes

CRP9 Norway emissions

CRP10 IndiaChina

CRP11 Artengtina Preamble

CRP12 India emissions

CRP13 Final provisions

CRP14rev1 LAC countries products


CRP16 oil and gas

CRP17 Chile WTO

CRP18 EU products

CRP 19 GRULAC health

CRP20 settlement of disputes

CRP21 waste-storage-contsites

CRP22rev awareness raising

CRP23 Brazil Chile BAT