Overview: Bolivia faces very severe problems related to mercury use and inappropriate management. The existing regulation in the country covers chemicals management in general but it is not specific to mercury management. Bolivia has not yet carried out a national mercury inventory. As of 2015, Bolivia has a population of 11,410,651 people. 

Minamata Initial Assessment

Implementing Agency

UN Environment (UNEP)

Contact person: Ludovic BERNAUDAT (Email:

Executing Agency

Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for Latin America and Caribbean Region in Uruguay

Contact person: Gabriela MEDINA (Email:

Role of UNITAR

Executing component on information exchange and dissemination