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).