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Second Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (INC2)

24-28 January 2011 | Chiba, Japan
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Highlights for Friday, 28 January 2011
Mercury INC 2 convened for its final day on Friday 28 January, 2011, in Chiba, Japan.

During the morning plenary, delegates completed their first reading of the elements paper (UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.2/3), focusing  on institutional arrangements, settlement of disputes, further development of the convention and final provisions.

In the afternoon delegates heard brief oral reports of informal consultations on: the preamble; primary mining (Article 3; products, processes and transitional measures (Articles 7, 8 and 14); financial resources and technical and implementation assistance (Articles 15, 16 ans 17); and awareness-raising, research and monitoring and communication of information (Articles 18 and 19).

Delegates then considered the draft report (UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.2/L.1, Add.1 and Add.2) and it was adopted following numerous textual amendments. Chair Lugris gavelled the meeting to a close at 6:17pm.
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INC2 Chair Fernando Lugris (Uruguay) introduced the report of the meeting.
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Mariann Lloyd-Smith and Joe DiGangi (International POPs Elimination Network).
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Abiola Olanipekun (Nigeria) presenting a statement on behalf of the African Group.
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IPEN NGO publications on mercury were available to participants.
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A view from outside the Makuhari Messe conference venue.
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Meeting resources
*INC2 website
*INC2 documents
*INC2 annotated agenda
*INC2 scenario note
*INC2 submissions
*Technical briefing session in preparation INC2

IISD RS resources
IISD RS summary and analysis of INC1, 7-11 June 2010, Stockholm, Sweden (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS brefing note of the Ad-hoc Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) to Prepare for the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury, 19-23 October 2009, Bangkok, Thailand (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-fifth Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-25/GMEF), 16-20 February 2009, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of the Second Meeting of the Ad Hoc OEWG to Review and Assess Measures to Address the Global Issue of Mercury, 6-10 October 2008, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of the First Meeting of the Ad Hoc OEWG to Review and Assess Measures to Address the Global Issue of Mercury, 12-16 November 2007, Bangkok, Thailand
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