Links to UNEP MEA Secretariats

Global MEAs

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)


Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)


Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)


Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (Basel Convention)

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS)


Rotterdam Conventionon Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (PIC)

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer & Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Ozone Convention & Protocol)

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa

Minamata Convention on Mercury


Regional MEAs

The Convention for the Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region (Abidjan Convention)

Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into AFRICA and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes wIthin Africa (Bamako Convention)

Convention for Cooperation in the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northeast Pacific (Antigua Convention)

Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention)

The Lusaka Agreement on Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora (Lusaka Agreement)

Convention for the Protection, Management and development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African region (Nairobi Convention)