UNEP Hg INC 4, 27 June - 2 July 2012, Punta de l'Este, Uruguay Print
Thursday, 24 May 2012 11:46

4th meeting of the Mercury Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee - INC4
27th June- 2nd July 2012, Punta de L'Este, Uruguay 

The fourth Mercury of Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee will be taking place on 27th June- 2nd July 2012,in Punta de L'Este, Uruguay

All relevant documents and details about the meeting can be found at the UNEP website:

http://www.unep.org/hazardoussubstances/Mercury/Negotiations/INC4/tabid/3470/Default.aspx

In preparation for the INC 4 on Mercury, the following ZMWG position papers have been developed (May 2012):

ZMWG Preliminary Views on the INC 4 Draft Treaty text - English version

ZMWG Preliminary Views on the INC 4 Draft Treaty text - French

ZMWG Preliminary Views on the INC 4 Draft Treaty text - Arabic

ZMWG Preliminary Views on the INC 4 Draft Treaty text - Portuguese

ZMWG Preliminary Views on the INC 4 Draft Treaty text - Russian

ZMWG Preliminary Views on the INC 4 Draft Treaty text - Spanish

 

PRELIMINARY ZMWG RESPONSE TO CoChairs Emissions Paper May 2012 - EN

PRELIMINARY ZMWG RESPONSE TO CoChairs Emissions Paper May 2012 - ES

 

Zero Mercury Working Group Initial Comments on Products/Processes Discussion Paper June 2012

 

ZMWG Views on Mercury Use in Dental Amalgam, June 2012

Also available in RU, ES

ZMWG INC 4 BRIEFING PAPER SERIES - Phasing out Mercury Use in Button Cell Batteries

ZMWG INC 4 BRIEFING PAPER SERIES Mercury in VCM and PVC Manufacturing

 

ZMWG activities while at INC 4

The ZMWG carried out an action for INC4 whose theme was: Zero Mercury Flow: End Toxic Trade Now! Polluter pays!  Ten NGO colleagues wore placards showing faces of persons harmed by the use of mercury-added skin lightening creams, to raise awareness – passing the message that this is the effect when mercury flows also in products. We carried out this action in front of the plenary room handing out bookmarks and lanyards and USBs that carried the key messages that we wanted to communicate to the delegates and that focused on supply, trade and the effects of mercury use in products. (see photo at: http://www.iisd.ca/mercury/inc4/, with other photos at our Photo library

 

ZMWG statements while at INC 4

27 June 2012
Opening statement

Statement on Storage, Waste and Contaminated sites

Statement on Section J (art. 18-19)

28 June 2012
Statement on Emissions and Releases

Statement on Finance and Technical Assistance

29 June 2012
Statement on Products and Processes in EN and FR 

30 June 2012
Statement on Supply and Trade

Statement on Article 20 bis (Health)

Statement on Article 21 (NIPs)

Other relevant documents

Discussion paper on products and processes for regional consultations in preparation for INC4 on mercury - Tokyo paper- 4 May 2012Tokyo paper- 4 May 2012

Draft EU CRP supply and trade

Draft EU CRP emissions

Draft EU CRP storage and waste


WHO Factsheets: Skin Lightening and Health Care