UNEP Hg Diplomatic Conference, 7-11 October 2013, Kumamoto-Minamata, Japan
In preparation for the meeting the ZMWG has released a global report :
The report was released on:
2 October 2013, in Japan and worldwide -
In advance of treaty adoption, hair testing shows worldwide exposure to mercury
The ZMWG organised a side event on 7 October 2013. Around 80 delegates attended.
While in Kumamoto, the treaty was signed by 92 countries - see the new UNEP website on the Minamata Convention
At the end of the Diplomatic Conference, the ZMWG coordinator delivered the closing statement