A workshop directed to the ratification of mercury inventory data was held within ''The pre-consideration of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Armenia” project scopes. The event was attended by officers of interested government departments, the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, NGOs and the private sector.
At the workshop major sources of mercury in Armenia, inventory and assessment outputs of mercury release volumes through calculating were presented.
On October 19, 2017, the Republic of Armenia ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which will enter into force for the Republic of Armenia since March 13, 2018.
National Focal Point to the Minamata Convention, Head of Hazardous Substances and Waste Policy Division of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA Anahit Aleksandryan made an in-depth submission of the obligations under the Convention according to the articles of the Convention, as well as illustrated restrictions on the list of certain products produced with mercury-containing ingredients the production and import of which to Armenia will be banned from 2020.
The results of the research accomplished by the Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of RA on environmental pollution and the implemented works of the ''Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment'' NGO targeted at raising public awareness of noxious impacts of mercury.
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