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Mercury Treaty

The sixth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC6) for the Mercury Treaty is currently underway in Bangkok, Thailand. Numerous IPEN representatives are participating in the meeting, and IPEN Co-Chair Manny Calonzo delivered an opening statement on 3 November.

IPEN Executive Committee Member Ravi Agarwal from Participating Organization Toxics Link quoted in this article from the Hindustan Times:

Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 29, 2014

Executive director Leslie Adogame from IPEN Participating Organization Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) provides helpful information about the dangers of mercury in the following news articles:

Daily Trust: Nigeria set to tackle mercury pollution

IPEN is pleased to announce a new guide to mercury pollution and the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Download the booklet here.

This booklet provides information about the toxic environmental pollutant mercury and its harm to human health and the environment, as well as the recently adopted Minamata Convention on Mercury. 

It encourages and enables global civil society organizations (CSOs) to engage in local, national and international activities aimed at controlling mercury pollution. 

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