May 9, 2023

Africa Region Galvanizes Efforts to End Mercury Lighting

The African Region proposes a global ban on the manufacture and trade of all fluorescent lamps. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contacts: Washington, DC: Ana Maria Carreño Director, Clean Lighting Coalition Phone/WhatsApp: +1 202 999 2886 Brussels: Elena Lymberidi-Settimo International Co-coordinator Zero Mercury Working Group & Policy Manager, European Environmental […]
May 9, 2023

Africa proposes treaty sales ban on mercury skin lighteners

The African Region takes the lead with a proposal to ban the sales of mercury-added cosmetics worldwide. Contact:  Rico Euripidou, E:; T:  Leslie Adogame, E:; T:  Michael Bender, E:; T: 1-802-917-8222; Charline Cheuvart,; T: +32 2 289 13 08 [Brussels, Belgium] Recently, the African Region proposed […]
March 24, 2023

Reducing the use of mercury in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining

In the context of the ACP-MEAs programme of UNEP, EEB/ZMWG released a call for proposal for NGOs to carry out work in Africa to reduce mercury in ASGM. Following the call for proposal two NGOs started a collaboration with EEB/ZMWG: Uganda National Association of Community Occupational Health (UNACOH) and Women […]
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 […]
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