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1st Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1)

    Date:2017-09-26
    The first Conference of the Parties (COP1) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury convened for a second day on Monday, 25 September 2017. Meeting in a Committee of the Whole (COW) chaired by Fernando Lugris, Uruguay, delegates discussed issues related to, among others: reporting; financial mechanism including the specific international programme; the Memorandum of Understanding between the COP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council; guidance to the GEF; the functions of a permanent secretariat; and effectiveness evaluation.
    Two contact groups to further discuss reporting and financial mechanism were established and convened during the day. A Friends of the Chair group met in the evening to consider the permanent functions of the secretariat. Delegates also engaged in a thematic dialogue on land during the lunch break, and also attended a Minamata Convention Initial Assessment (MIA) clinic.



    View of the room during the plenary



    View of the dais



    Contact Group on Reporting

     

     

    Participating World Alliance Team in Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1)
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