From 26-27 March 2017, AWHHE representative participated in a regional seminar on the problems of mercury pollution in the countries of the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). The seminar was organized in Moscow, Russia, by Eco Accord ( ) jointly with the “Scientific Research Institute for Protection of atmospheric air » ( . The seminar was attended by representatives of non-governmental organizations, research institutes, international organizations and private companies involved in the collection and processing of mercury-containing waste. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the results of the GEF / UNEP project on the development of a mercury inventory in the Russian Federation, data on the health effects of mercury in EECCA countries, information on hot spots of mercury pollution.