Minamata Convention


Mercury Free Mining (MFM) recognizes the vast number of past and current efforts of multilateral, bilateral, civil society and academic initiatives that are all seeking a solution to the use of mercury in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM).

MFM will ensure that our efforts contribute to the objectives of the Minamata Convention and all related, collective efforts of the international community.

MFM is also aligned with and in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.

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