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Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally-binding Instrument on Mercury (INC4)

27 June - 2 July 2012 | Punta del Este, Uruguay

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Highlights for Monday, 2 July 2012
On Monday, plenary convened in the morning to hear reports of Contact Groups and the legal group. The INC agreed to append the conference room papers developed by each contact group, as well as those agreed texts that were reviewed by the legal group, to the final report of the conference. Further to the adoption of the report, the different regional groups, and many countries thanked the Chair, the Secretariat and the Uruguayan hosts for holding the meeting. Tim Kasten highlighted the large amount of work achieved during the week, and Chair Lugris closed the meeting at 5.53pm.
A view of Punta del Este (photo courtesy of UNEP.)
INC Chair Fernando Lugris gavels INC4 to a close
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INC Chair Fernando Lugris with Uruguayan delegates
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EU delegates
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Barry Reville, Australia
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Alejandro Rivera, Mexico
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John Roberts, United Kingdom
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Wu Jianmin, China, and Atsushi Sugikana, Japan
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Tim Kasten, Head of the UNEP Chemicals, and Fernando Lugris, INC4 Chair
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Jafar Barmaki, Iran
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Susan Biniaz, USA
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Delegates from India
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Delegates from Chile

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UNEP resources
*Meeting website
*Meeting documents
*Information for delegates
*Intersessional work on financial resources and technical and implementation assistance
*Annotated provisional agenda
*Scenario note for INC-4
*Revised draft text for a comprehensive and suitable approach to a global legally binding instrument on mercury

IISD RS resources
IISD RS summary and analysis of the Third Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (INC3), 31 October - 4 November 2011, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-sixth Session of the UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-26/GMEF), 21-24 February 2011, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS summary and analysis of the Second Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (INC2), 24-28 January 2011, Chiba, Japan (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (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 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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*Chemicals-L - A news and announcement list on chemicals news and policy developments
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