Is a global treaty striving to “protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury.” It took effect on 16 August 2017 as a result of “three years of meeting and negotiating, after which the text of the UNEP Convention was approved by delegates representing close to 140 countries on 19 January 2013 in Geneva.” It was adopted and signed later that year on 10 October 2013 at a Diplomatic Conference held in Kumamoto, Japan.
UNEP Minamata Convention on Mercury
Founding Year: 2013
A global community of like-minded schools gathering thousands of administrators, teachers, and students. Connects with 12,000 schools in 182 countries to develop peace in children’s brains. Member schools promote UNESCO’s…
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A “system-wide strategy” that acts as an umbrella framework to guide the UN and its partners to work “with and for young people” across its three pillars – peace and…
A platform for international multisectoral collaboration and exchange launched by UNESCO to protect the right to education. The Coalition was established to meet the urgent and unprecedented need for continuity…