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UNIDO Mercury Programme

UNIDO’s Mercury Programme is leading and facilitating the introduction of clean technologies and policy reform to minimize the use and discharges of mercury. 

A journey towards responsible gold in West Africa

UNIDO assists countries to manage and reduce mercury use, emissions and exposure in the ASGM communities through the creation of national strategic action plans; execution of mercury reduction/elimination projects; development of health education and technology training programmes; awareness raising on Fairmined certification and pre application for certification.

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Mercury free gold processing in Burkina Faso

Artisanal gold miners around the world traditionally use toxic mercury to recover gold from the ore. A gravitational mercury-free installation in Burkina Faso uses an alternative technology recovering more gold, generating more income and preserving workers’ health and the environment.

GEF Gold Programme

A new Global Environment Facility (GEF) program to reduce the use of mercury: "Global Opportunities for Long-term Development (GOLD) in the Artisanal Small Gold Mining Sector".

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Publications

Braving the Elements: UNIDO and Mercury

Booklet showcasing the experience and work of UNIDO in the field of mercury.

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Curbing Illicit Mercury and Gold Flows in West Africa: Options for a Regional Approach

An assessment report on the illicit trade of Mercury and Gold in some countries of the ECOWAS region in West Africa.

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Réduire les flux illicites de mercure et d'or en Afrique de l'Ouest: options pour une approche régionale

Un rapport d'évaluation sur le commerce illicite du mercure et de l'or dans certains pays de l'espace CEDEAO en Afrique de l'Ouest.

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Waste Mercury Perspective

A research publication by UNIDO and the UN University on the forecast of mercury waste production and its global and regional trends in the 2010-2035 period.

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No Time to Waste: International expert group meeting on the sustainable management of mercury waste

Report on the international expert group meeting on the sustainable management of mercury waste.

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Follow the Money: Zimbabwe

A rapid assessment of the gold supply chains and the financial flows linked to artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Zimbabwe.

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Follow the Money: Mongolia

A Rapid Assessment of Gold and Financial Flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Mongolia.

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Follow the Money: The Philippines

A Rapid Assessment of Gold and Financial Flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Philippines.

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Mercury Waste Management Flyer

The management of mercury containing waste as required by the Convention has been identified as one of the major issues developing countries are facing. UNIDO is helping countries to prevent mercury containing waste entering the environment and identifying long-term solutions for the final disposal of mercury.

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ASGM Flyer

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is the largest global source of anthropogenic mercury releases in the environment. To tackle this complex issue that goes beyond mercury elimination, UNIDO applies a sustainable ASGM value chain approach.

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