Small intersessional working group

The Small intersessional working group (SIWG) Technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury was established pursuant to paragraphs 3 and 4 of decision BC-14/8.

  • The SIWG is open in nature and consists of members nominated by Parties from the five regional groups of the United Nations and is open to observers;
  • The working language of the group shall be English and the group shall otherwise organize its working modalities according to the rules of procedure of the Basel Convention;
  • The SIWG is operated by electronic means.

Members of the SIWG

Name Country
Ms. Irina Talamoni Argentina
Ms. Julie Croteau Canada
Mr. Christopher Mariano
Mr. Cristian Brito Martínez Chile
Mr. Yang Zheng China
Mr. Pablo Arturo Garcia El Salvador
Mr. David Grimeau European Commission
Mr. Georg Surkau Germany
Ms. Mareike Röhreich Germany
Mr. Michael Ernst Germany
Mr. Rafael Zubrzycki  Germany 
Ms. Kathia David Guyana
Ms. Yuri Kato Japan
Mr. Tadashi Teranishi Japan
Ms. Kaoru Oka Japan (EX Research Institute ltd.)
Mr. Takashi Nishida Japan (EX Research Institute ltd.)
Ms. Camila Alva Estabridis Peru
Mr. César Dávila Romero Peru
Ms. Ana Teixeira
Ms. Nevin Alija
Mr. Alexander Solovyano Russia
Ms. Noluzuko (Zukie) Gwayi   South Africa  
Mr. Erik Westin Sweden
Mr. Dick Hedeklint Sweden

Observers of the SIWG

Name Organization
Ms. Ella Stengler  CEWEP 
Ms. Elena Lymberidi  The European Environmental Bureau 
Mr. Nicolas Humez HWE
Mr. Alain Heidelberger HWE
Mr. Lee Bell  IPEN  
Mr. Eisaku Toda Minamata Convention Secretariat  
Mr. David Lennett  NRDC 
Mr. Shunichi Honda  UNEP-IETC 
Mr. Greg Helms US-EPA
Mr. Daniel Fagnant US-EPA
Mr. Christina Langlois-Miller US-EPA
Mr. Michael Bender  The Zero Mercury Working Group