Overview: Mercury pollution and its hazards have not yet been addressed in Bangladesh. Mercury is being imported; however, the country does not dispose of specific data on the quantity of mercury being imported, Mercury containing products, the use of such Mercury in various industrial process or the release sources of Mercury. To identify the national mercury sources, Bangladesh is developing a Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) that includes a national inventoy, a legal assessment, an awareness-raising campaign and an action plan. The MIA will provide acurate information regarding the mercury sources and future plans to comply with te Minamata Convention. 

Minamata Initial Assessment

Implementing Agency

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Contact person: Monica KAPADIA (Email:

Executing Agency

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Contact Person: Angela GUILLEMOT (Email:



Role of UNITAR

Executing agency