The consultation on “Reduction of demand for mercury, in mercury containing products in Bangladesh” will be held on May 12, 2015, Tuesday at 11 am to 1:00 pm (followed by lunch) at Four Seasons Restaurant, House No. 59, Road No. 16 (New), Satmosjid Road, Dhanmondi 27 (old), Dhaka.
Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO in association with United Nations Environment Programme-UNEP are going to organize this consultation. Syed Marghub Murshed, Former Secretary, Gov. of Bangladesh and Chairperson of ESDO; Dr. Shahriar Hossain, Co- Chair, Asian Center for Environmental Health and UNEP Mercury Expert and Siddika Sultana, Executive Director, ESDO will lead the consultation.
Professional experts from different government ministries, departments and Universities (BSTI, BCSIR, DU, JU, BUET, Jagannath University, State University Bangladesh, CBMCB, BDS, BPDB, Manufacturers -bulb, lamp, Pharmaceuticles, beauty products, association etc.) and trade organizations representatives will attend the consultation.
The call to action and the consultation are both designed to encourage the effort towards the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and facilitate use of the provisions so as to manage mercury-added products in an environmentally sound manner.