Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) has officially been handed over to the United Nations for COP4.2 to the Minamata Convention on Mercury marked by the flag raising ceremony of the Indonesian and the UN flags on Friday, 18 March 2022.
BNDCC now makes up the Blue Zone and becomes official UN territory for the duration of the global conference.
The area will be patrolled by UN officers and will be under the highest levels of security. There will also be strict COVID-19 testing protocols in place, including daily testing for everyone entering the Blue Zone to ensure the health and well-being of all those involved and the surrounding community.
The Blue Zone has now been constituted and for the duration of the next seven days, placed under UN control.
COP4.2 to the Minamata Convention on Mercury will be officially held from 21 to 25 March 2022.
The Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties – Second Segment (COP4.2) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury is the continuation of the First Segment which was conducted online in 2021 whilst the Second Segment will be conducted in-person with expected participants of 800 delegates from 139 countries.