First meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1)


The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1) has started yesterday on 23 September, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Worldwide organizations working on mercury convention are taking part in the meeting. Among others, the representatives of the following organizations take part in the meeting:

  • World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry
  • Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO
  • Asian Center for Environmental Health
  • World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, RAP-AL Uruguay
  • Toxics Link
  • Center for Public Health and Environmental Development-CEPHED
  • Sustainable Policy Development Organization-SDPI
  • African Center for Environmental Health
  • Balifokus Foundation
  • IndyACT
  • All China Environment Federation-ACEF
  • Centre de Recherche et d’Education pur le Development-CREPD
  • Land and Human to Advocate Progress-LHAP
  • Centre for Environment Justice and Development-CEJAD
  • Development Indian Ocean Network-DION
  • Association for Environmental Education for Future Generations in Tunisia-AEEFG

The first day comprises of the following segments:

  • Registration
  • Bureau meeting
  • Regional meeting
  • Reception by the Government of Switzerland
  • Learn more: http://cop1.mercuryconvention.org/


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