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Regional Awareness-Raising Workshops on Mercury Pollution "A global problem that needs to be addressed"
2004

Regional Awareness-Raising Workshops on Mercury Pollution CD-Rom Request

 

 

A CD-rom containing the proceedings and all the presentations made at each workshop is available upon request from UNEP Chemicals

 

The purposes of the workshops were to:

  • Raise awareness of the global, regional and local nature of mercury pollution problems and assist countries to identify and prioritize mercury issues within their borders and within their region;
  • Raise awareness of the potential options to reduce exposures, uses, and releases of mercury;
  • Promote action, both immediate and long-term, at both national, regional and global levels to protect human health and the environment from mercury releases (in line with UNEP GC decision 22/4 V);
  • Promote the exchange of information on problems and solutions;
  • Prepare countries for future discussions of further measures for addressing the significant global adverse impacts of mercury (in line with UNEP GC decision 22/4 V).