Conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury Event
Vom 9.-11. Oktober 2013 fand im japanischen Minamata und Kumamoto eine Konferenz zur Unterzeichnung der Quecksilber-Konvention der Vereinten Nationen statt.
The Conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury was held on 10 and 11 October 2013 in Kumamoto, Japan, with a ceremonial opening held in Minamata, Japan on 9 October 2013. At the ceremonial opening, the Government of Japan welcomed delegates and reminded them of the events which led to the recognition of the dangers of mercury poisoning. The meeting was officially opened in Kumamoto, and proceeded to adopt the text of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the resolutions to be annexed to the Final Act, and then the Final Act itself. The Convention and Final Act were then opened for signature, followed by statements from attending governments and other delegates.