Manuals and Guides, Policy and Strategy Documents
Developing a National Action Plan to Reduce and, Where Feasible, Eliminate Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining - Guidance Document
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Mercury Partnership

This document represents an expansion of this original guidance document and is intended to reflect the language of the
Convention and other advances in understanding of the ASGM sector. It is intended to provide guidance to countries in
formulating ASGM National Action Plans (NAPs) that are compliant with the requirements of the Minamata Convention.
The document also provides technical, legal and policy information on issues related to ASGM, which may be useful
when preparing and implementing the NAP. This guidance is indicative – the use of this document is not mandatory or
a requirement under the Convention.
The mandate for the development of this document comes from the Final Act of the Minamata Convention, which
called on the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury (INC) to support the development of guidance to
countries in preparing their NAPs.


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Reports and Books, Policy and Strategy Documents
Cadre opérationnel : Alliance mondiale pour l'élimination des peintures au plomb
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization

Le plomb est un métal toxique dont l’usage largement répandu entraîne une contamination de l’environnement et d’importants problèmes de santé publique dans de nombreuses régions du monde. Le plomb peut avoir des effets toxiques graves et permanents sur la santé des enfants. Bien que ceux‐ci en soient les principales victimes, le plomb nuit également à la santé des adultes, notamment celle des travailleurs exposés. Il n’existe aucun niveau d’exposition au plomb qui puisse être considéré comme « sans risque ».


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