The Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the “Minamata Convention on Mercury”

October 7, 2013

 Japan expressed its intention to host the diplomatic conference on the occasion of the second session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) held in Chiba in January 2011. Japan wholeheartedly welcomes the successful completion of the negotiations and is ready to contribute to the successful convening of the Diplomatic Conference from 9 to 11 October 2013 in Kumamoto, Japan. 
1. Basic Information

(1) Organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

(2) Approximately 800 participants are expected to attend the Conference from about 140 countries

(3) Conference venue: Hotel Nikko Kumamoto (in Kumamoto City)
(4) Draft schedule is as follows:

Oct.7 (Mon.) &
Oct.8 (Tue.)
 Preparatory Meeting (in Kumamoto City)
  • To discuss draft resolutions of the Final Act, etc.
Oct.9 (Wed.) -
Oct.11 (Fri.)
 Diplomatic Conference (in Minamata City & Kumamoto City)
  • Oct.9 (Wed.) Site Visit and Ceremonial Opening of the Diplomatic Conference (in Minamata City)
  • Oct.10 (Thu.) & Oct.11(Fri.): To adopt and sign the Convention and the Final Act (in Kumamoto City)
2. Related Information
3. Press/Media Information

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