Overview: Paraguay has not yet carried out a national mercury inventory. Paraguay has some studies on mercury use and effects on the environment and humans; however more information and assessments are needed in order to identify the populations and communities at risk. In spite of body of laws established, none of the stages of the life cycle of chemicals are adequately covered, being the industrial chemicals sector the one which possess the fewest legal instruments compared to agricultural and public consumption chemicals.

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