The 50-ratification milestone required for the Minamata Convention on Mercury to enter into force was reached on 18 May 2017

On May 18, 2017, the number of Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury reached 50. As this number satisfied the requirement for the Minamata Convention on Mercury to enter into force, the Convention enforced on August 18, 2017 (90 days after 50 governments ratified).

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: 70

  • EU
  • Canada
  • Burkina Faso
  • Afghanistan
  • Norway
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • Slovakia
  • Finland
  • Niger
  • Austria
  • France
  • Czech Republic
  • Djibouti
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Jamaica
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Moldova (Republic of)
  • Namibia
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Slovenia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • Honduras
  • Ghana
  • Costa Rica
  • China
  • Swaziland
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Benin
  • Gambia
  • Ecuador
  • Switzerland
  • Mali
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Senegal
  • Togo
  • Bolivia
    (Plurinational State of)
  • Japan
  • Peru
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay