Minamata Convention on Mercury Ratified by China, Swaziland, Antigua and Barbuda, Sierra Leone, Benin and Gambia

On 31 August 2016, the Government of the People's Republic of China deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 30th future Party to the Convention.

On 21 September 2016, the Government of Swaziland deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the 31st future Party to the Minamata Convention.

On 23 September 2016, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the 32nd future Party to the Minamata Convention.

On 1 November 2016, the Government of Sierra Leone deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the 33rd future Party to the Minamata Convention.

On 7 November 2016, the Governments of Benin and Gambia deposited their instruments of accession, thereby becoming the 34th and 35th future Parties to the Minamata Convention.

In the second half of 2016, 10 countries ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The world is accelaraing to Mercury-free future.

Number of Signatories: 128

  • Albania
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova, Republic of
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Number of Ratifications: 35s

  • China
  • Swaziland
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Benin
  • Gambia
  • Ecuador
  • Switzerland
  • Mali
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Senegal
  • Bolivia
    (Plurinational State of)
  • Japan
  • Peru
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay