Event Date: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017
Event Venue: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury 

The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1) will take place from 24 to 29 September 2017 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.



The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. The Convention draws attention to a global and ubiquitous metal that, while naturally occurring, has broad uses in everyday objects and is released to the atmosphere, soil and water from a variety of sources. Controlling the anthropogenic releases of mercury throughout its lifecycle has been a key factor in shaping the obligations under the Convention.


UN Environment is organizing the show case event on "Mercury Waste Management for our Future" from 13:15 on 24 September 2017.

Provisional Programme


For more information, please visit:

COP1: http://cop1.mercuryconvention.org/

Show Case Event: http://cop1.mercuryconvention.org/events-on-the-side/

Mercury Waste: www.unep.org/ietc/what-we-do/mercury-waste