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Jamaica ratifies Minamata Convention

Andrew Holness

The Government of Jamaica on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 71st future Party to the Minamata Convention. Hitherto, the Governments of Rwanda, Palau, Thailand, Slovenia and Viet Nam deposited their instruments of ratification, thereby becoming the 66th to 70th future Parties to the mercury treaty. The depositions were made on Wednesday, June 21; Thursday, June ...

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Minamata: A town, a disease, a convention, a new dawn beckons

Minamata Convention

One spring day just over 60 years ago in southern Japan, a young girl was brought to hospital by her anxious parents. She could barely walk, was slurring her words and was hit by convulsions and seizures. Days later, her sister was also admitted with the same symptoms, and that was followed by a neighbour, and then dozens more people. ...

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Fresh ratifications as Minamata celebrates Convention’s entry into force

Minamata_city

In the past couple of days, three countries ratified the Minamata Convention, even as indications emerged that the entry of the global treaty into force will be commemorated next week. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Thailand became the latest nation to endorse the mercury accord when it deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the Convention’s 66th future Party. Previously, ...

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France is 58th Party to Minamata Convention

Emmanuel Macron

The Government of France on Thursday, June 15, 2017, deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 58th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This emerged a couple of days after Austria on Monday, June 12, 2017 ratified the global accord, and making it the 57th country to do so. A few days before that, the West African nation of ...

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Austria ratifies Minamata Convention

Alexander Van der Bellen

The Government of Austria on Monday, 12 June 2017, deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 57th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This is coming a few days after the West African nation of Niger on Friday, June 9 ratified the global accord, and making it the 56th country to do so. Hitherto, Finland on Thursday, June 1 ...

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Niger emerges 56th party to Minamata Convention

Mahamadou Issoufou

The Government of Niger on Friday, June 9, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby making the West African nation the 56th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This comes about a week after Finland on Thursday, June 1 endorsed the mercury accord, making it the 55th Party. Prior to that, Slokavia on Wednesday, May 31 ratified the Convention. The ...

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Finland ratifies Minamata Convention

Sauli Väinämö Niinistö

The Government of Finland on Thursday, June 1, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 55th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This comes just a day after Slokavia on Wednesday, May 31 endorsed the mercury accord. Prior to that, the twin island nation of St Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 had ratified the Convention, ...

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Slovakia ratifies Minamata Convention

Andrej Kiska

The Government of Slovakia on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 54th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This is coming about a week after the twin island nation of St Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 and making it the 53rd Party to the global treaty on Mercury. The Minamata Convention ...

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St Kitts and Nevis ratifies Minamata Convention

Timothy Harris

Seven days after a rash of ratifications triggered the Minamata Convention on Mercury into force, the Government of St Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby making the twin island nation the 53rd future Party to the Minamata Convention. History was made on Thursday, May 18, 2017 when the global treaty came into ...

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50th ratification triggers entry of Minamata Convention into force

Erik Solheim

History was made on Thursday, May 18, 2017 when the Minamata Convention on Mercury effectively came into force, having garnered the required 50 ratifications. With the number of ratifications standing at 44 (courtesy of Norway, the 44th nation to ratify the Convention) as at Wednesday, Thursday however ushered in a “surprise” as the EU and seven of its member States ...

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