Kick-off webinar: Wednesday 29 April 2020

The Partnership Advisory Group decided at its tenth meeting (Geneva, November 2019) to initiate work on the issue of mercury from non-ferrous mining and smelting, identified as a cross-cutting topic amongst different Partnership areas.

Responding to this decision, the Partnership Secretariat organized expert consultations with interested partners and stakeholders, with the overall objective to identify potential useful contributions from the Partnership, within the context of its mission.

A webinar was held on Wednesday 29 April 2020, from 1.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. CET,  to kick start these consultations and develop initial recommendations on contributions from the Partnership, with the aim to take stock and address the following questions:

  • What are the specific needs and challenges associated with the issue of managing mercury from non-ferrous metals mining and smelting?
  • How are Partnership areas, partners and other  stakeholders contributing to addressing them?
  • Which guidance on best practices currently exist, including in the context of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, and which aspects of the production process do they cover?
  • Looking at next steps, how may the Partnership support the promotion of best practices and contribute to moving the issue forward?

For more information, please contact the Secretariat of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership at


Expert consultations on “Mercury from non-ferrous metals mining and smelting” under the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership - Kick-off meeting - Summary of main discussion points