The decision to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury was taken by the Governing Council in February 2009. The detailed mandate is set out in part III of decision 25/5.
Language versions of GC decision 25/5 III Chemicals management can be consulted in English, French and Spanish.
The whole Report of the Governing Council, including GC decision 25/5 can be consulted below in:
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
The Governing Council, in February 2011, through its decision 26/3 (advance version), reaffirmed the mandate set out in decision 25/5.