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Second Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG-2) to Review and Assess Measures to Address the Global Issue of Mercury

6-10 October 2008 | UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

Highlights for Monday, 6 October 2008

Delegates during the morning’s plenary session.
The Second Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-2) to Review and Assess Measures to Address the Global Issue of Mercury began on Monday, 6 October at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

During the opening plenary, delegates heard welcoming addresses from representatives of the Government of Kenya and UNEP. In an initial exchange of views, delegates shared national experiences and challenges in addressing the issue of mercury. Delegates also outlined preferences for a legally-binding approach, voluntary measures, or a combination of both.

During the afternoon plenary, the Secretariat introduced the intersessional work and updated delegates on the work of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership Programme. Delegates also heard a presentation on the progress report on the review of global atmospheric emissions (UNEP (DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/1). 
Plenary Session
The dais during the opening session. L-R: Per Baaken, UNEP; Angela Cropper, UNEP; Alice Kaudia (Kenya); John Roberts (UK); and John Whitelaw, UNEP.
Donald Hannah (New Zealand) urged avoiding a repeat of OEWG-1 where he said the “truck got stuck in the mud.”
Chair John Roberts (UK), welcomed delegates and addressed organizational matters.
Alice Kaudia (Kenya) outlined Kenya’s efforts to reduce mercury emissions.
Keiko Segawa (Japan)
Mohammad Zareian (Iran)
Abiola Olanipekun (Nigeria)
John Whitelaw, UNEP
Felicia Coutreres (Venezuela)
Moza Salim Al-Jahwari (Oman)
Amb. Elisabeth Barbier (France)
Daniel Fantozzi (USA)
Artwork around the conference centre
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