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Minamata Convention: Niue
Minamata Convention: Niue

Minamata Initial Assessments in Niue

As International Technical Experts, BRI is assisting Niue in conducting a Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA). BRI is providing expertise to assist with the development of a national mercury inventory using UN Environment's Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases. The results of the MIA will assist the country with meeting requirements outlined by the Minamata Convention to reduce mercury in the environment and exposure of mercury to humans. 

Formal Capacity: International Technical Expert

Project Lead: David Evers

Funding/Implementing Agency: GEF/UN Environment

Executing Agency: SPREP

     

Country Profile

Country Profile

  • Population: 1,624 (2018)
  • Surface Area: 261 sq km
  • Capital City: Alofi
  • Official Language: English, Niuean
  • Fish Production: 206 tons (FAO 2002)
 
Photo Credits: Header Image, Talava Arch, Niue © Brian S-shutterstock; Niue Flag © Sunflowerr-shutterstock
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