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Minamata Convention Agreed by Nations Minamata Convention Agreed by Nations
19/ 01/ 2013
Global Mercury Agreement to Lift Health Threats from Lives of Millions World-Wide
GEF Given Funding Role in New Mercury Convention GEF Given Funding Role in New Mercury Convention
19/ 01/ 2013
International negotiators select Global Environment Facility as funding mechanism for treaty to reduce mercury pollution
Mercury Convention To Be Finalised in Geneva Mercury Convention To Be Finalised in Geneva
11/ 01/ 2013
The mercury poisoning of the inhabitants of Minamata (Japan) from the 1930s is a tragic example of the effects of mercury on human health.
Press Conference: UN Launches Key Research on Mercury Emissions Ahead of UN-led International Mercury Negotiations Press Conference: UN Launches Key Research on Mercury Emissions Ahead of UN-led International Mercury Negotiations
09/ 01/ 2013
First Attempt to Estimate Global Releases to Water & Review of Information on Releases to Aquatic Environment Binding Treaty on Mercury Essential for Addressing Major Health and Environment Impacts
UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries
09/ 01/ 2013
Most Comprehensive Assessment Ever of Global Emissions Released Ahead of Final Negotiations on New Mercury Treaty - Binding Treaty Can Deliver Major Health and Environmental Benefits in Developing and Developed Countries
United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit
21/ 12/ 2012
UN General Assembly Strengthens UNEP Role in Addressing Global Environmental Challenges - Renewed Focus on Improving Access to Technology and Capacity Building
UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award
08/ 12/ 2012
The honorary category of the award recognizes global actions by environmental leaders.
Ministers from 25 Nations Commit to Scaling Up Voluntary Action to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Ministers from 25 Nations Commit to Scaling Up Voluntary Action to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
06/ 12/ 2012
Rapid Growth of Country Members-from 6 to 25 in Less Than 12 Months - Underlines World-Wide Interest in Voluntary Initiative
Indicators Can Support Transition to Inclusive, Resource-Efficient Green Economy, Says UNEP Report Indicators Can Support Transition to Inclusive, Resource-Efficient Green Economy, Says UNEP Report
03/ 12/ 2012
Report Released at First Post-Rio+20 Global Conference on Measuring Progress Towards a Green Economy

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