Minamata Initial Assessment global inception workshop

July 21 2016 Bangkok, Thailand
Countries: Bangladesh, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Mozambique, Samoa

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a global inception workshop for the Minamata Initial Assessment project. The workshop was held on 21 July 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand and was conducted in English with interpretation in French.

The overall goal of the workshop was to provide a foundation to the participating countries for the development of their Minamata Initial Assessment. The objectives of the workshop were:

  • Introduction of the Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) project;
  • Discussion of the key project components:
    • Establishing a national steering committee; 
    • Review of legal framework; 
    • Compilation of a national mercury inventory; 
    • Awareness raising. 
  • Finalizing the work plan for the MIA project; 
  • Promoting information exchange and cooperation. 


The Information Note for Participants can be found here.


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Event documents



Info 1: Minamata Convention on Mercury


Info 2: GEF Initial Guidelines for Enabling Activities


Info 3: Minamata Initial Assessment Report Suggested Structure and Contents