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CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
17 . Minamata Convention on Mercury
Kumamoto, 10 October 2013
Not yet in force
:
in accordance with article 31, the Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. For each State or regional economic integration organization that ratifies, accepts or approves this Convention or accedes thereto after the deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, the Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit by such State or regional economic integration organization of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Any instrument deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by member States of that organization.
Status :
Signatories : 97. Parties : 1
Text :
Note :
The Convention was adopted on 10 October 2013 at Kumamoto (Japan) on the occasion of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury held from 7 to 11 October 2013.
The Convention was opened for signature by States and regional economic integration organizations at Kumamoto, Japan, on 10 and 11 October 2013, and, thereafter, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York until 9 October 2014.
Participant
Signature
Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Ratification
Angola
11 Oct 2013
 
Argentina
10 Oct 2013
 
Armenia
10 Oct 2013
 
Australia
10 Oct 2013
 
Austria
10 Oct 2013
 
Bangladesh
10 Oct 2013
 
Belgium
10 Oct 2013
 
Benin
10 Oct 2013
 
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
10 Oct 2013
 
Brazil
10 Oct 2013
 
Bulgaria
10 Oct 2013
 
Burkina Faso
10 Oct 2013
 
Burundi
14 Feb 2014
 
Cambodia
10 Oct 2013
 
Canada
10 Oct 2013
 
Central African Republic
10 Oct 2013
 
Chile
10 Oct 2013
 
China
10 Oct 2013
 
Colombia
10 Oct 2013
 
Comoros
10 Oct 2013
 
Costa Rica
10 Oct 2013
 
Côte d'Ivoire
10 Oct 2013
 
Czech Republic
10 Oct 2013
 
Denmark
10 Oct 2013
 
Djibouti
10 Oct 2013
 
Dominican Republic
10 Oct 2013
 
Ecuador
10 Oct 2013
 
Ethiopia
10 Oct 2013
 
European Union
10 Oct 2013
 
Finland
10 Oct 2013
 
France
10 Oct 2013
 
Gambia
10 Oct 2013
 
Georgia
10 Oct 2013
 
Germany
10 Oct 2013
 
Greece
10 Oct 2013
 
Guatemala
10 Oct 2013
 
Guinea
25 Nov 2013
 
Guyana
10 Oct 2013
 
Hungary
10 Oct 2013
 
Indonesia
10 Oct 2013
 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
10 Oct 2013
 
Iraq
10 Oct 2013
 
Ireland
10 Oct 2013
 
Israel
10 Oct 2013
 
Italy
10 Oct 2013
 
Jamaica
10 Oct 2013
 
Japan
10 Oct 2013
 
Jordan
10 Oct 2013
 
Kenya
10 Oct 2013
 
Kuwait
10 Oct 2013
 
Libya
10 Oct 2013
 
Lithuania
10 Oct 2013
 
Luxembourg
10 Oct 2013
 
Madagascar
10 Oct 2013
 
Malawi
10 Oct 2013
 
Mali
10 Oct 2013
 
Mauritania
11 Oct 2013
 
Mauritius
10 Oct 2013
 
Mexico
10 Oct 2013
 
Mongolia
10 Oct 2013
 
Mozambique
10 Oct 2013
 
Nepal
10 Oct 2013
 
Netherlands
10 Oct 2013
 
New Zealand
10 Oct 2013
 
Nicaragua
10 Oct 2013
 
Niger
10 Oct 2013
 
Nigeria
10 Oct 2013
 
Norway
10 Oct 2013
 
Pakistan
10 Oct 2013
 
Panama
10 Oct 2013
 
Paraguay
10 Feb 2014
 
Peru
10 Oct 2013
 
Philippines
10 Oct 2013
 
Republic of Moldova
10 Oct 2013
 
Romania
10 Oct 2013
 
Samoa
10 Oct 2013
 
Senegal
11 Oct 2013
 
Singapore
10 Oct 2013
 
Slovakia
10 Oct 2013
 
Slovenia
10 Oct 2013
 
South Africa
10 Oct 2013
 
Spain
10 Oct 2013
 
Sweden
10 Oct 2013
 
Switzerland
10 Oct 2013
 
Togo
10 Oct 2013
 
Tunisia
10 Oct 2013
 
Uganda
10 Oct 2013
 
United Arab Emirates
10 Oct 2013
 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10 Oct 2013
 
United Republic of Tanzania
10 Oct 2013
 
United States of America
 6 Nov 2013
 6 Nov 2013 A
Uruguay
10 Oct 2013
 
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
10 Oct 2013
 
Viet Nam
11 Oct 2013
 
Yemen
21 Mar 2014
 
Zambia
10 Oct 2013
 
Zimbabwe
11 Oct 2013
 
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon acceptance, accession, approval or ratification.)
Belgium

Declaration made upon signature:
       This signature also engages the Wallon Region, the Flemish Region, the Brussels-CapitalRegion, the French Community, the Flemish Community and the German-speaking Community.

United States of America

Declaration:
       “The United States hereby declares, pursuant to Article 30, paragraph 5, that any amendment to an annex to the Convention shall enter into force for the United States only upon the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession with respect thereto.”