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UNEP MAP 2017 News

26/02/2019

The kick-off meeting of the programme “Developing and strengthening an effective Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI) management”, was held in Torre del...

21.12.2018

The continuous growth in the amount of solid waste thrown away, and the very slow rate of degradation of most items, are together leading to a gradual increase in...

07.12.2018

On 10-14 December 2018, MAP will participate to the Fish Forum 2018 organized by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (FAO-GFCM). The event...

04.12.2018

The Mediterranean forest area has increased by two percent between 2010 and 2015, resulting in a rise of 1.8 million hectares – about the size of Slovenia, says a new...

26.11.2018

Over 4,000 participants from around the world will meet from November 26 to 28, 2018 at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. At this occasion...

19.11.2018

The updated list of endangered or threatened species found in the Mediterranean entered into force in September 2018. It now includes 10 additional bird species...

02.11.2018

On October 9 and 10, MAP organized a regional meeting on ‘Marine Litter Best Practices’ in Izmir, Turkey. The meeting brought together Mediterranean Governments,...

24.10.2018

On 24 October, the United Nations (UN) and Greek flags will fly along-side each other on the Acropolis of Athens. Representatives of the United Nations, of the...

23.10.2018

The Mediterranean is one of the most overfished region in the world, with disastrous impacts on our marine ecosystems and biodiversity, imperiling livelihoods and...

12.10.2018

On 15 October 2018, the Mediterranean Assistance Unit (MAU) celebrates its 25th anniversary. For a quarter century, MAU provided immediate expert assistance at no...

24.09.2018

For this Mediterranean Cost Day, numerous experts are gathering on 25 September in Split the Croatian city hosting PAP/RAC, “the Mediterranean Coastal Management...

02.08.2018

1.350 km long marine corridor, located off the Spanish Mediterranean coast, has been declared ‘Marine Protected Area’ by the Government of Spain in June 2018. The...

18.07.2018

A three-days meeting highlighted good progress towards the preparation and implementation of the ambitious Mediterranean ‘Integrated Monitoring and Assessment...

03.07.2018

Supreme is a two-year project (January 2017–December 2018), co-funded by the EC – DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), focusing on two key objectives:

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UNEP MAP 2016 News

The steering committee of the Support Mechanism project Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) principles and practices in the European neighbourhood South regions held its first meeting...

Egypt has started packing PCB-contaminated equipment in Cairo and Alexandria to ship them  to Spain for elimination. At the end of this process, it is expected that Egypt would have disposed of...

After 30 years of a successful and fruitful collaboration, the IAEA Environment Laboratories, the UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan and UNEP’s Regional Seas Programme, pledge to continue working...

Overarching theme of the Conference: Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

A high-level United Nations Conference to...

Algeria has ratified the "Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, In Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea" (Prevention and Emergency...

The Nineteenth Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (“the Barcelona Convention”)...

The cause of of gender-based violence is the unequal distribution of power in society between men and women

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Car-free Amalias Avenue looks so different on...

In the framework of the Climate Change COP 22, held in Marrakesh, Morocco, the United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan – Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention had a...

Between 24 and 28 October 2016, UNEP/MAP and REMPEC participated in the 70th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70), held at IMO Headquarters in London, UK.

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The “Regional Meeting on NAPs Implementation – Lessons learned and the way forward”, was successfully held in Marseille, in France on 17 and 18 October 2016, bringing together representatives of...

The Ecosystem Approach Correspondence Group on Pollution Monitoring (CORMON) met in Marseille, France, from 19 to 21 October 2016, with the participation of over 60 national representatives and...

UNEP/MAP is organizing with its Plan Bleu and PAP/RAC components a side event within the framework of the COP22 on Climate Change in Marrakesh, Morocco, to present the instruments developed by the...

Within the framework of its EU-funded Marine Litter MED Project, UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention has brought together major actors in combatting marine litter and its adverse effects, in the...

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UNEP MAP 2015 News

26.10.2015

In an attempt to promote greener meetings, the UNEP/MAP set an...

13.10.2015

The meeting of the Mediterranean Action Plan focal points was...

29.09.2015

Under the main theme “partnerships, collaboration and synergies”,...

10.09.2015

Since January 2015, the MAP's Regional Marine Pollution Emergency...

31.08.2015

The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) is convening a Meeting of the Mediterranean Network of Law Enforcement Officials...

This video introduces the issue of marine litter and the role that the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) can play in solving the problem.

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24.06.2015

The Eleventh Meeting of the Focal Points of the Regional Marine...

24.06.2015

The Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development (MCSD) held its 16th meeting from 9 to 11 June 2015, in Marrakesh, hosted by the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco in...

08.06.2015

By its Decision IG.20/13 (Governance) the 17th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocol has requested the Secretariat of the Mediterranean...

20.05.2015

Under the auspices of the Ministry for Environment of the Hellenic...

Nairobi, 19 May 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (...

28.04.2015

Turkey leads as the first Mediterranean country to dispose...

Nairobi/Rome, 7 April 2015 - Italy has today been named host of this year’s World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June, in a joint announcement made by the...

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UNEP MAP 2014 News

17.12.2014

As part of a regional consultation process, Focal Points of UNEP/...

02.12.2014

The regional capacity building workshop for effective monitoring,...

02.12.2014

The third MonGOOS meeting was held in Lecce, Italy from the 26th to the 28th November 2014. It was hosted by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change.

The meeting...

21.11.2014

Three Italian regions, namely Emilia Romagna, Sardinia and Tuscany...

13.11.2014

The Coordination Group of the MedPartnership project held its 6th meeting in Barcelona on 4-5 November 2014.

Coming to an end in December 2015, the project has implemented...

13.10.2014

The Zayed International Prize for the Environment (Zayed Prize) is the world's most valuable environmental award, worth US$1 million. It was established in 1999 by H.H. Sheikh...

It has become tradition in the Mediterranean to celebrate the Coast Day on 25 September, after it had first been organised in 2007. Its main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of the...

10.09.2014

On behalf of the French Government, Mr. Xavier Sticker, Ambassador for the Environment, signed on 4 September 2014, an agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme/...

23.07.2014

Athens, 23 July 2014 - The measures and timetables of the Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean, adopted by the Contracting Parties to...

16.06.2014

The revised strategy will focus on seas and coasts, natural resources, rural areas and food, climate, sustainable cities, green economy transition, and governance...

22.05.2014

Monitoring experts designated by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, as well as interested stakeholders, participated in the first Meeting of the Mediterranean...

14.05.2014

Ministers from countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) encouraged the Union to closely cooperate with the Barcelona Convention for reducing pollution pressures and...

13.05.2014

The H2020 Mediterranean Report is a joint effort of the EEA and...

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UNEP MAP 2013 News

11.12.2013

Ministers and Heads of Delegations from 21 Mediterranean Countries Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, and the European Commission committed to take all the...

03.12.2013 (Istanbul)

Representatives of 21 Mediterranean countries and the European Union started their 4-day discussions on the state of their shared marine and coastal environment and on...

29.112013 (Athens)

Leading policy-makers from 21 Mediterranean countries as well as the European Union will meet in Istanbul on 3-6 December 2013 to discuss the state of their shared marine...

06.11.2013

The Workshop on Regional Response Capacity and Co-ordination for Major Oil Spill in the Mediterranean Sea (MEDEXPOL 2013), will be held in Athens, Greece between on 10-12...

01.11.2013

A National Seminar on the Ballast Water Management Convention was held in Algeria between the 1 and 2 October 2013. The Seminar, which was organised by the Regional Marine...

09.07.2013

Five aircraft from Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco and Spain...

05.07.2013

The Offshore Protocol Working Group held its 1st Meeting in Valletta, Malta on 13-14 June 2013, pursuant to a request by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention by...

17.06.2013
The 15th meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) was...
24.05.2013
The steering committee of the “Update Priority Investment Projects for Protecting the...
15.05.2013
The 15th meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD)...

13.05.2013

Under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme /...

12.04.2013

The MedPartnership Coordination group held its annual meeting at the UNESCO in Paris, France from 3 to 5 April 2013 and was attended by experts from all executing partners of...

03.04.2013

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as the Secretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), is pleased to pre...

18 jan 2013

H. E. Mr. Evangelos Livieratos Minister of Environment and Climate...

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