Minamata Convention on Mercury COP1

September 24, 2017 to September 29, 2017

Minamata Convention on Mercury

COP1 Official website


The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1) is confirmed to take place from 24 to 29 September 2017 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

Download the COP1 flyer here.

The Conference will culminate in a High-Level Segment (on 28 and 29 September 2017) hosted by the President of Switzerland, entitled “Make Mercury History”, to celebrate the commitment of the international community to the Minamata Convention. It will be preceded on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September by preparatory meetings, including regional and Bureau meetings.

During the seventh session of the integovernmental negotiating committee, the secretariat was asked to seek input from Governments and  interested stakeholders on a number of issues to be considered further at COP1. The submissions received are made available here.


Learn more about GEF Work on Mercury