Overview: Mercury pollution and its hazards have not yet been addressed in Mauritania. Little data and information on the import and use of mercury in various industrial process and consumer products is available. The current situation with respect to Mercury management and related national challenges and priorities is not very clear. Mauritania's population is estimated at 4,067,564 people. 

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: Oliver WOOTTON (Email:



Role of UNITAR

Executing agency