The Executive Secretary participates in Japan in the launch of a project to promote the implementation of the Convention

Monday, October 21, 2019

Seven years after the Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted in Kumamoto, Japan, the Executive Secretary of the Convention, Rossana Silva Repetto, visited Minamata City to participate in the launch of a project funded by Japan, to promote the implementation of the Convention.

The launched project aims to utilize the experience and technology of mercury management in Japan, and to improve the national capacity in each country on inventory development and data analysis. Around 30 participants from 12 countries from the Asia-Pacific region were present.

Japanese newspapers Asahi Shimbun and Kumamoto Daily covered this story with the purpose to reinforce the importance of the Minamata Convention in protecting human life and the environment from the negative effects of mercury.

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