Minamata COP3

Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP4)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Bureau of the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury decided, at its fifth meeting held on 14 April 2021, to organize COP4 in two segments: a first segment to be conducted online within the period of 1 to 5 November 2021 and a second segment to be conducted in-person in the first quarter of 2022 in Bali, Indonesia.

Read the full communication on the update on the format from COP4 President Rosa Vivien Ratnawati and Executive Secretary Monika Stankiewicz: official letter and tentative schedule here.

Rosa Vivien Ratnawati

During COP3, the Conference of the Parties elected Rosa Vivien Ratnawati (Indonesia) as the President of the COP4. Rosa Vivien Ratnawati is the Director-General for Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Substances Management at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia. Since 2018, she has actively participated in all the meetings and negotiations at the BRS (Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm) Conventions and the Minamata Convention on Mercury. In November 2019, she was appointed as the President of the COP4 Minamata Convention on Mercury. You can read her full biography here.

The intersessional work towards COP4 has been slightly adapted in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. An overview of the calendar of the meetings planned is available here.

Regarding the review of Annexes A and B, the following amendments have been proposed ahead of COP4:

Proposal by the European Union to amend Annex A: Part I, Annex A: Part II, and Annex B: Part I to the Minamata Convention on Mercury to be considered by the Conference of the Parties at its fourth meeting

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Proposal by the Africa region to amend Annex A: Part I, and Annex A: Part II to the Minamata Convention on Mercury to be considered by the Conference of the Parties at its fourth meeting

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Proposal by Canada and Switzerland to amend Annex A: Part I to the Minamata Convention on Mercury to be considered by the Conference of the Parties at its fourth meeting

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Documents

UNEP/MC/COP.4/24 - Programme of work and budget: proposed operational budgets for the two funding scenarios for the biennium 2022‒2023

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UNEP/MC/COP.4/INF/21- Information on financial matters

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UNEP/MC/COP.4/INF/22 - Programme of work and budget for the biennium 2022–2023: budget activity fact sheets

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