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National Validation Workshop of the MIA and NAP Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

January 27 2020 Democratic Republic of Congo

As part of the Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) and National Action Plan (NAP) project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), various activities were carried out between 2017 and 2019 to prepare the MIA and NAP reports. In order to present the documents to all stakeholders and to close the project, a national validation workshop was held from 27 to 30 January 2020 in Kinshasa, DRC.


Launching of the Formalization handbook on Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM)

October 18 2018 Switzerland

The Formalization Handbook developed under the framework of the National Action Plans (NAPs) was launched at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum of Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development on 18 October 2018 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva as well as during the Second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury on 20 November 2018 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva.

UNITAR team participated in a UNIDO workshop and visited the premises of a recycling company

June 19 2018 Switzerland

On Tuesday 19 June 2018, UNITAR participated in a one-day workshop with UNIDO and colleagues from seven countries from the West African region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo), in Bern, Switzerland. These seven countries, as of June 2018, had almost completed their Minamata Convention on Mercury Initial Assessment (MIA) Reports, and this workshop served to outline some of the main lessons and outcomes from the projects, as well as think about next steps in the sound management of mercury in this region.

UNITAR and EPA-SL team up for field research in ASGM sector

January 20 2018 Sierra Leone

UNITAR and Environnemental Protection Agency - Sierra Leone team up for a month of field study to investigate the ASGM sector

Training on ASGM research in Eritrea

December 6 2017 Eritrea

Face-to-face and in the field training on developing baseline estimates of mercury use and research on socio-economic components of the ASGM sector.

Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining training in Indonesia

November 27 2017 Indonesia

UNITAR and Artisanal Gold Council joined forces to training researchers on investigating mercury use in Indonesia's ASGM sector

Inception workshop in Eritrea

July 25 2017 Eritrea

Launching the project "Minamata Initial Assessment and National Action Plan for Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining" in Eritrea



Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining training in Sierra Leone

March 13 2017 Sierra Leone

UNITAR and Artisanal Gold Council joined forces to training researchers on investigating mercury use in Sierra Leone's ASGM sector


Inception workshop in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

February 22 2017 Democratic Republic of Congo

Launching the project "Minamata Initial Assessment and national Action Plan for Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining" in DRC