The 50-Ratification Milestone Reached for Minamata Convention on Mercury


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According to the news-page of Minamata convention, The EU and seven of its member States - Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania and Sweden - deposited their instruments of ratification at the UN Headquarters in New York, bringing to 52 the current number of future Parties. According to Article 31 of Minamata Convention, ninety days later, i.e. on 16 August 2017, the Convention, which aims at protecting human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds, will enter into force and become legally binding for all its Parties.

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