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Asia And Pacific Regional Consultations in Preparation For The Seventh Session of The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury, Jakarta, Indonesia, 20-22 January 2016
Post Date: 24 Oct 2017
Last Update: 24 Oct 2017

The regional consultation was held back-to-back with the INC Bureau Meeting in cooperation with the Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention and BCRC-SEA/SCRC Indonesia, hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia. This regional consultation is one of the regional consultations which was organized as preparation for INC 7 scheduled on 10-15 March 2016 in Dead Sea, Jordan. The overall objective of the consultations for the Asia-Pacific region is to contribute to a succesfull INC by giving countries in the region the opportunity to prepare and consult each other in advance of the session, consider meeting documents, discuss substantive matters on the agenda of INC 7, identify regional priorities and challenges, and facilitate the preparation of regional positions. The regional consultation was participated by a total of 83 participants, consisting of 46 participants from 21 countries, 9 participants from 6 NGO, 7 participants from 4 UN organizations, 6 participants from 2 regional centres and 15 observers from 5 countries. More information can be seen at: http://www.mercuryconvention.org/News/INC7Regionalconsultations/tabid/4778/Default.aspx

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