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Minamata Convention: Nepal
Minamata Convention: Nepal

Minamata Initial Assessments in Nepal

Nepal signed the Minamata Convention on October 10, 2013. Through our Center for Mercury Studies, BRI (an Executing Agency with UNIDO) will work with the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment to conduct a Minamata Initial Assessment over the next two years. These activities will complement Nepal's efforts to significantly reduce the exposure of mercury to humans and the environment. 

Formal Capacity: Executing Agency

Project Lead: David Evers

Funding Agency: UNIDO/GEF

            

Country Profile

Country Profile

  • Population: 28.51 million (World Bank 2015)
  • Surface Area: 147,181 sq km
  • Capital City: Kathmandu
  • Official Language: Nepali
  • UN Membership Date: September 16, 1975
  • Minamata Signature Date: October 10, 2013


Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia, bordered by China to the north and India to the south. Nepal is located in the Himalayas and is home to Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Tourism, handicrafts, and tea and coffee production are important mainstays in Nepal's economy. 

 
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