The Director of UNEP, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Sylvie Lemmet, through her letter dated 24 April 2007 called for a range of further activities on mercury and other metals in accordance to the decision 24/3 adopted by the twenty-fourth session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum on 9 February 2007.
Details of the information requested are outlined in English, Spanish and French. These details correspond to attachment IV of the above-mentioned letter, which full version can be downloaded in English, Spanish and French.
Attention is drawn to the fact that further action is needed to fill the data and information gaps identified in the UNEP Interim Scientific Reviews on Lead and Cadmium, taking into account the specific situation of developing countries and countries with economies in transition and to compile an inventory of existing risk management measures.
Further details on data and information gaps can be found in Chapter 10 of the interim reviews of scientific information on lead and cadmium and in Annexes I and II -section IX- of the report of the first meeting of the Lead and Cadmium Working Group.