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March 24, 2023

Stakeholders meeting in St Kitts and Nevis supported by EEB/ZMWG

In September 2021, the EEB/ZMWG entered into an agreement with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to assist in developing a draft ‘roadmap’ towards phasing out mercury added products, consistent with Article 4 of the Minamata Convention  As part of this initiative,  a draft   Resolution in Support of Transitioning […]
February 14, 2023

‘Prime’ Time to Stop Online Sales of Illegal Mercury Skin-Lightening Products

Photo by ActionVance on Unsplash Groups make recommendations on verge of UN kick-off meeting on ‘Eliminating Mercury Skin Lightening Products’ at WHO-HQ in Geneva Geneva, Switzerland — Several mercury watchdog groups are calling on (and other e-platforms) to stop all sales of skin-lightening products (SLPs) if they cannot stop marketing […]
April 14, 2022

What happened at the second segment of the fourth Conference of the Parties for the Minamata Convention on Mercury?

The Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG) participated at the COP 4.2 of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which took place in Bali, Indonesia from 21 to 25 March 2022. Its main priorities for COP4.2 included the following: COP4.2 made several decisions along the lines of the ZMWG recommendations, among others. […]
March 30, 2022

Convention on Mercury agrees to phase out major category of fluorescent light bulbs, but last-minute interventions delay action on another

CLiC Press Release Bali, Indonesia – At the Minamata Convention on Mercury fourth Conference of Parties (COP4), 137 governments adopted amendments to phase out a major category of fluorescent lighting, but actions were stalled on others. All fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, a chemical of major public health concern according […]
March 30, 2022

UN Bans Mercury Satellite Propellants Under New Minamata Treaty Provisions

PEER/ZMWG Press release Bali, Indonesia—On Saturday, the United Nations adopted a provision to phase out the use of mercury as a satellite propellant by 2025 during the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.[i]  Public interest NGOs who have been following the issue […]
UN Bans Mercury Satellite Propellants Under New Minamata Treaty Provisions
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