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Philippines: Four years after ratifying Minamata Convention, mercury use in ASGM persists

About 340 kilometres south of Manila, Jun (not his real name) took the time to entertain visitors at his small-scale gold mining facility. It...

2024WED: A long road ahead towards a mercury-free environment

As the Philippines celebrates World Environment Day, environmental watchdog group, BAN Toxics, draws attention to hard-hitting truths on the continued exposure of the Filipino...

Minamata Convention, UNSSC launch ‘Minamata Tools’ online learning platform

The Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, in collaboration with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and with financial support from the European Union, has launched...

COP5: Mercury treaty makes progress on dental mercury, falls short on ending threats from toxic waste

International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) advocates from around the world at the Fifth Conference of the Parties (COP5) of the Minamata Convention on Mercury...

Minamata Convention COP5 commences as Africa Group amendment proposal gets support

The Fifth Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury commenced on Monday October 30, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland. Primed to...

Minamata Convention celebrates ‘decade of global commitment’ amid COP5 preparation

Ten years ago, on October 10, 2013, the international community took a key step forward by signing the Minamata Convention on Mercury. This multilateral...

Minamata Convention secretary pays tribute in visit to Minamata Bay

Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention, Monika Stankiewicz, in late August 2023, embarked on a journey to Minamata Bay in Japan, aimed at strengthening...

Group lauds Philippines for third-year implementation of mercury convention

“After three years since the Philippines ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, we have seen the development and issuance of several policies to regulate...

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Adopt clean cooking technologies to combat climate change, govt urges Nigerians

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Govt commends WaterAid on WASH facilities interventions in Lagos

Beneficiaries of various Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) interventions projects in Lagos State have been implored to ensure maintenance...

Fire outbreak: Dangote Refinery raises environmental risks concerns

On June 26, 2024, Nigeria witnessed a fire outbreak at the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals Company in the Lekki...

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Adopt clean cooking technologies to combat climate change, govt urges Nigerians

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