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    Mercury Treaty Falls Short of Tough Measures and ‘Indigenous Peoples’

    A new and legally binding international treaty to reduce harmful emissions of mercury was adopted by more than 140 states at the 5th International Negotiating Committee session at the Minimata Convention on Mercury at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on January 19. But representatives of the Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus expressed disappointment that the treaty fell short on some of the tougher measures they had hoped for and failed to include the term “Indigenous Peoples.”



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