Mercury issues in Armenia and country priorities

September 18, 2013
Yerevan Aarhus Center

A workshop on mercury issues was organized in the Yerevan Aarhus Center on the 18th of September, 2013. The workshop was attended by 15 NGO representatives of Ararat and Aragatsotn marzes.¬†Presentations were followed by discussions. During the workshop the following topics were discussed:¬† policy context and ongoing activities of global and regional organizations and NGOs to address mercury pollution; current knowledge with regard to the risk of releases of mercury to the environment; outcomes of the “International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant”; treatment of the medical waste containing mercury and medical equipments; and Mercury Treaty (Minamata Convention).