• The Minamata Convention on Mercury

    The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. To meet the objective, it includes measures to control the supply and trade of mercury, and the mercury-added products and manufacturing processes,
    as well as artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM).


    The Minamata Convention came into force on the 16 August 2017.
    More than 50 countries had ratified the treaty.