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If you would like to add your organization’s name to the list of supporters of the “Honoring Minamata” Solidarity Statement, please send an email to ipen@ipen.org with the following information:

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Please see below for a list of current supporters around the world.

New Evidence Reveals Mercury Contamination Regularly Exceeds Health Advisory Levels in Humans and Fish Worldwide.

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Press release from Eco Accord on how the Mercury Treaty will not address mercury pollution.

Eco Accord: Green Light to Mercury Pollution

В середине января в Женеве страны согласовали текст юридически обязательного соглашения по ртути, получившего название Конвенции Минамата. Некоторые делегации празднуют победу – им удалось отстоять право промышленности продолжать загрязнять воздух, почву и воду этим токсичным металлом. По мнению IPEN (сети более 700 неправительственных организаций из 116 стран), осуществление настоящего соглашения приведет не к снижению, а к увеличению загрязнения ртутью.

Press Release from IITC / CIEA

Geneva, Switzerland — A long-awaited Legally Binding International Treaty on Mercury, officially named the “Minimata Convention on Mercury” was adopted by States at the 5th International Negotiating Committee session on the morning of January 19th, 2013.

The disproportionate impacts of mercury contamination suffered by Indigenous communities around the world were recognized in the preamble as a result of a monumental effort carried out by representatives of the Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus attending the INC5 negotiations.

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IPEN and other non-governmental organizations said that a new global mercury treaty is unlikely to reduce mercury releases, and may even result in increased mercury pollution at the close of treaty negotiations today. They also said that the proposed treaty name, “Minamata Convention”, dishonours those who continue to suffer from one of the worst cases of industrial mercury poisoning in the world.

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Proposed name dishonours victims of the Minamata tragedy

Geneva — IPEN and other non-governmental organizations said that a new global mercury treaty is unlikely to reduce mercury releases, and may even result in increased mercury pollution at the close of treaty negotiations today. They also said that the proposed treaty name, “Minamata Convention”, dishonours those who continue to suffer from one of the worst cases of industrial mercury poisoning in the world.

Concerns Growing that Mercury Treaty Will Not Reduce Global Emissions

Geneva — IPEN and other non-governmental organizations expressed growing concerns today that an international mercury treaty, currently being negotiated in Geneva, is unlikely to reduce mercury emissions, and may even result in increased mercury pollution. IPEN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations representing 700 public-interest organizations in 116 countries.

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