January 27 2020 Democratic Republic of CongoAs 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.
March 26 2019 TurkeyIstanbul, Turkey
October 18 2018 SwitzerlandThe 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.
June 19 2018 SwitzerlandOn 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.
January 20 2018 Sierra LeoneUNITAR and Environnemental Protection Agency - Sierra Leone team up for a month of field study to investigate the ASGM sector
December 6 2017 EritreaFace-to-face and in the field training on developing baseline estimates of mercury use and research on socio-economic components of the ASGM sector.
November 27 2017 IndonesiaUNITAR and Artisanal Gold Council joined forces to training researchers on investigating mercury use in Indonesia's ASGM sector
July 25 2017 EritreaLaunching the project "Minamata Initial Assessment and National Action Plan for Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining" in Eritrea
July 4 2017 Democratic Republic of Congo
May 30 2017 Peru
March 13 2017 Sierra LeoneUNITAR and Artisanal Gold Council joined forces to training researchers on investigating mercury use in Sierra Leone's ASGM sector
March 1 2017
February 22 2017 Democratic Republic of CongoLaunching the project "Minamata Initial Assessment and national Action Plan for Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining" in DRC
February 6 2017 Senegal
December 23 2016 Mauritania
November 7 2016 Benin
November 7 2016 Gambia
November 1 2016 Sierra Leone