About the cop


The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1) will take place from 24 to 29 September 2017 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The Conference will culminate in a High-Level Segment (on 28 and 29 September 2017) hosted by the President of the Swiss Confederation, entitled “Make Mercury History”, to celebrate the commitment of the international community to the Minamata Convention. It will be preceded on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September by preparatory meetings, including regional and Bureau meetings.

Official documents for the Conference are available here

Practical information, including on registration, credentials for Parties, participation of observers, accommodation and other logistical issues may be found here.

At its seventh session, the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury called for submissions on a number of areas.  The submissions received are available here.