The First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1) is convening within one year of entry into force of the Convention. The Minamata Convention came into force on 16 August 2017 with ratification by over 50 countries.
Delegates attending COP1 are expected to consider matters stipulated under the Convention, by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries for the Minamata Convention, and by the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee, including mercury supply sources and trade, emissions, financial resources and mechanism, compliance and effectiveness evaluation.
dates: 25-29 September 2017
location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
contact: Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention