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Working session on ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention for the Asia-Pacific region, Bangkok, Thailand, 9-10 March 2017
Post Date: 24 Oct 2017
Last Update: 24 Oct 2017

The meeting was organized back-to-back with the Regional preparatory meeting for the 2017 meetings of the conferences of the parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) conventions for the Asia-Pacific region in Bangkok, Thailand, on 9-10 March 2017 located in the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC). The objective of the meeting is to address regional specific issues related to ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention, such as artisanal and small-scale gold mining as well as contaminated sites or other issues of particular regional concern. The working session consider efforts to enhance ratification, guidance on ASGM, and also discuss the information received on contaminated sites as well as the proposed documents for the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties. Comments received from the working session will be considered in finalizing the meeting documents. More information on the meeting can be seen at : http://www.mercuryconvention.org/Implementationsupport/Workshops/tabid/3800/language/en-US/Default.aspx

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