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Legal and institutional frameworks to manage mercury in the Sultanate of Oman

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As part of the efforts of the Sultanate of Oman  to facilitate the early implementation of the Minamata Convention, the country is in the process of the development of the Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) with the support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This will help assess the national use, emissions, and releases of mercury and its compounds in the Sultanate and develop an action plan for the implementation of Minamata Convention.

Specific Objectives of the training workshop includes:

(*) Train the national team on the compilation and assessment of the existing policy, institutional and legal frameworks for the management of chemicals, specifically mercury in the country data.
(*) Understanding and providing insights on the challenges and recommendations in the management of mercury in the country.



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