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The third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-3) will take place from 25 to 29 November 2019 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

Deposit your instrument by 27 August 2019 to be a Party at COP-3.

At its second meeting, the Conference of the Parties called for intersessional work to be carried out, and invited submissions from Parties and interested stakeholders on a number of issues to be considered further at COP-3.


Further information about COP-3, including meeting documents and practical information for participants, will be posted on the Convention website at as they become available.

Given the limited time prior to the opening of the meeting, the pre-registration process is now closed. With regards to this, registrations will be processed on-site upon arrival. Please note that for Parties required documents for registration must include an official nomination letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a note verbale from the Permanent Mission in Geneva of the Party to the United Nations Office at Geneva. For Non-Parties, required document for registration must include a nomination letter from your Government.