Overview: All products and chemicals containing Mercury compounds are imported into Samoa as none is produced locally for use. However, there are also growing concerns about the hazardous nature of Mercury and Mercury compounds from anthropogenic emissions and releases that pose adverse effects on human health and the environment. Samoa's population is estimated to be 197,773 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