Ambassador Muhammad Abdul Muhith, permanent representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York, has handed over the Instrument of Ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury from the government of Bangladesh to the UN.
David Nanopoulos, chief of the Treaty Section, received the instrument on behalf of the UN on Tuesday.
With the submission, Bangladesh formally became a party to the convention.
Recently, Bangladesh decided to ratify the convention following a series of consultations held with all relevant stakeholders.
The Minamata Convention on Mercury aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.