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IPEN Quick Views of the Minamata Convention INC7

In the run-up to the meeting, which willl take place 10 - 15 March, 2016 in the Dead Sea, Jordan, IPEN has released its "Quick Views" of the Minamata Convention's INC7. This document is a summary statement of some IPEN views about issues that will be taken up at the INC7; including, among others, contaminated sites, artisanal and small-scale gold mining, mercury supply and trade, mercury waste, effectiveness evaluation and finances.

The Quick Views are available in العربية, English, français, русский and español.

There's Nothing Beautiful about Mercury Poisoning Poster

For the meeting, IPEN created a small poster based on a design by EcoWaste Coalition to remind participants that it is still distressingly easy to find products containing mercury from around the world. IPENers from Armenia, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Kenya, Philippines and Thailand brought mercury-containing creams and soaps purchased in their countries for the display.

There's Nothing Beautiful about Mercury Poisoning INC7 products containing mercury display

IMEAP Case Study Posters

For the meeting, IPEN created eight posters highlighting different projects in the International Mercury Treaty Enabling Activities Program (IMEAP). See below for links to the posters. 

Arnika IMEAP case study poster  PROBICOU IMEAP poster

Arnika Poster: Mercury Pollution around Coal Firing Power Plants in Three Balkan States

CEPHED: Strengthening Mercury Free Health Care Campaign in Nepal through National Level Public Awareness

COPRESSA: Mercury Hot Spots and Mercury Waste (contaminated sites) including Storage

EcoWaste Coalition: Market Investigation on the Illegal Importation of Mercury-Containing Skin Whitening Creams in the Philippines

LHAP Poster: Jordan Country Mercury Situation Report 

PROBICOU: Creating Public Awareness about the Minamata Convention on Mercury and Mercury Pollution in Uganda

Taller Ecologista: Situación Nacional del mercurio en Argentina y Cinco Saltos: un sitio contaminado con mercurio 

Volgograd Ecopress Poster: Mercury Hot Spot in Krasnodar Region, Russia