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.
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".