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Minamata Convention: Macedonia
Minamata Convention: Macedonia

Minamata Initial Assessments in Macedonia

As International Technical Experts, BRI is assisting the government of Macedonia in meeting requirements outlined by the Minamata Convention to reduce mercury in the environment by conducting Minamata Initial Assessments. These activities will complement efforts by Macedonia to significantly reduce the exposure of mercury to humans and the environment.

 

Formal Capacity: International Technical Expert

Project Lead: Amy Sauer

Funding/Implementing Agency: GEF/UN Environment

Executing Agency: Basel Convention Regional Centre for Central Europe (Slovakia)

                  

Country Profile

Country Profile

  • Population: 2.1 million (World Bank 2013)
  • Surface Area:  25,713 sq km
  • Capital City: Skopje
  • Official Language: Macedonian
  • Fish Production: 1,181 tons (FAO 2001)
  • UN Membership Date: April 8, 1993


The Republic of Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) is a landlocked Balcan nation in Southeast Europe bordered by Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Greece. It is geographically defined by the Vardar River valley and its surrounding mountain ranges, the Sar Mountains and Osogovo. Macedonia is known for its ancient towns, rugged landscape, and large lakes such as Lake Ohrid, pictured above.

 
Photo Credits: Church of St. John at Kaneo, Macedonia © dinosmichail; Macedonian flag © Gil C
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