Overview: Philippines developed a national mercury inventory in 2008. Eight major sources, out of the ten listed in UN Environment's Toolkit, are present in the country. These include: intentional use of mercury in industrial processes, consumer products with intentional use of mercury and waste treatment. 

Minamata Initial Assessment

Implementing Agency

UN Environment (UNEP)

Contact person: Ludovic BERNAUDAT (Email:

Executing Agency

UN Environment IETC

Contact person: Shunichi HONDA (Email:

Role of UNITAR

Executing component on information exchange and dissemination

Ratification Dossier


Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) of Switzerland

Project execution

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)




Contact Person: Oliver WOOTTON (Email: