Knowledge Labs


Knowledge Labs* (45 min) on the life cycle of mercury and the Minamata Convention – Download programme (updated)

There will be three Knowledge Labs taking place following the closing of plenary at 18:15 on the evenings of Sunday 24 September, Monday 25 September, and Wednesday 27 September. Each 45-minute session is envisaged as a platform where stakeholders can share relevant information in relation to the life cycle of mercury and the Minamata Convention.

The Knowledge Labs will serve to highlight specific information in relation to one or more of the articles under the Convention. Governments, intergovernmental organizations and civil society organizations are invited to provide participants with a more in-depth understanding of a specific technical issue under the Convention.

The Knowledge Labs are envisaged as an interactive forum for presenters and participants to have a dialogue in relation to a particular issue of concern or interest under the Convention.



Sunday 24 September, 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Exhibition area)

The Challenge of Mercury-Contaminated Sites.
International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)


Monday 25 September, 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Exhibition area)

Make Dental Amalgam History.
World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry


Wednesday 27 September, 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Exhibition area)

Collecting, managing, and translating data into National Action Plans for ASGM.
UN Environment, UNITAR and Artisanal Gold Council