United Nations Environment Programme

Global Mercury Assessment


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This report responds to the request of the Governing Council (GC) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through GC decision 21/5, that UNEP undertake a global assessment of mercury and mercury compounds, in cooperation with other members of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC), to be presented to the Governing Council at its 22nd session in 2003. The assessment would include contributions from Governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and the private sector, and cover a number of specific elements defined in the GC decision. These elements are covered as far as possible in the different chapters of the report.

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