Show Case Events


Show Case Events*(90 min), where stakeholders can showcase activities that have supported the ratification and early implementation of the convention – Download programme (updated)

There will be six Show Case Events taking place during lunch time starting at 13:15, three on Sunday 24 September and three on Friday 29 September.

The Show Case Events will provide governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders with an opportunity to share information and best practices on the activities carried out to support the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention.

It is expected that the 90-minute sessions will include panel discussions and other interactive activities that will highlight the broader challenges to implementation of the Convention.

The Show Case Events are envisaged as an interactive forum for presenters and participants to have a dialogue in relation to general issues regarding implementation.


Sunday 24 September, 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

A. Responsible supply chains of minerals: combating reduction of the use of mercury and broader human rights protection in gold production.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – Room 3

B. Mercury Waste Management for our future – Global Mercury Waste Assessment and Online Training Module on Mercury Waste.
International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC)/UN Environment – Room 4

C. From earth to earth – taking mercury our of the global market.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – Espace Leman (bar)


Friday 29 September, 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

D. Local to Global Coalitions on Chemicals, Waste and Mercury Management.
IPEN, Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG), UNDP and GEF Small Grants Programme  – Room 18

E. How do we protect ourselves and the environment from mercury pollution? – Transforming knowledge into action.
GEF Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), UN Environment and UNITAR – Room 4