World Alliance, others to share SIDS experiences on Minamata Convention


Pacific Coordinator, World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, Fiji, Ms. Emele Duituturaga, , Project Coordinator and Private Sector Engagement Specialist, ISLANDS, Ms. Melanie Ashton are among the speakers and panelists listed  that would share experiences at fort coming Small Islands Developing States (ISLANDS) webinar Programme on Wednesday 14th December 2022.

Mercury is a highly toxic element considered one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Mercury is controlled through the Minamata Convention, a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Through the Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) process, countries understand the key sources of mercury and set priorities.

This webinar will provide SIDS the opportunity to share share experiences of completing MIAs across SIDS regions and explore key sources of mercury in SIDS; learn from each other and share the ideas on next steps of mercury reduction.

Under the GEF-funded Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Islands Developing States (ISLANDS) Programme, this webinar is inviting ISLANDS stakeholders and actors into ongoing engagement and collaboration via the Green Forum ISLANDS Community of Practice on ISLANDS Mercury, a space for exchange of information on immediate actions and experiences in catalyzing global action on mercury, and awareness-raising in support of implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.