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UNEP MAP 2017 News

In September 2019, UNEP/MAP organized training workshops in Algeria and Lebanon to support the implementation of the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Mediterranean Sea and...

The inaugural meeting of the national competent authorities for the development of the Sub-regional Marine Oil Pollution Contingency Plan between Cyprus, Egypt and Greece took place on 9-10...

The 2019 edition of the Coast Day celebration was held in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, on 25 September 2019. The Priority Actions Programme/Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC) organized the event in...

  • Representatives of Mediterranean States and the European Union discussed new measures aimed at curbing pollution, protecting biodiversity and stimulating blue growth in the...

LAST CALL FOR APPLICATION FROM MEDITERRANEAN COASTAL CITIES

UNEP/MAP is pleased to inform you that the deadline for the submission of applications for the Istanbul...

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda)...

At the invitation of the Government of Montenegro, the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) convened in Budva, Montenegro, on 11-13 June 2019 to review progress in the...

The OFOG Sub-Group on Environmental Impact held its second meeting in Athens, Greece, on 27-28 June 2019 with support from the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection. OFOG --...

The meeting hosted by Turkey reviewed and acknowledged progress achieved in the implementation of the MAP Programme of Work (PoW) on land-based sea pollution. Focal Points reviewed the status of...

26/06/2019

UN Environment/MAP Coordinator Gaetano Leone attended the 14th meeting of the thematic focal points for Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity held in...

The Barcelona Convention has played a pioneering role in the family of Regional Seas Conventions. The Barcelona Convention’s Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management is the first ever legally...

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UNEP MAP 2016 News

The Votsalakia Beach in Piraeus, Greece embraced over 200 volunteers on that sunny Sunday in a cleanup action organized by the MedSOS under the auspices of UNEP/MAP.

The volunteers...

The United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and the...

UNEP/MAP has launched its new updated Marine Litter Assessment in the Mediterranean...

The second edition of the on-line MedOpen Climate Variability and Change (CVC) Advanced training session will be available again in May 2016. This session is organized in order to respond to the...

The UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention Secretariat succeeded in cutting its paper...

Athens declaration Mediterranean Ministers adopted the Athens Declaration, in which...

The 19th meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention to be held in Athens

The 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention hosted by the...

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UNEP MAP 2015 News

27.02.2015

An online training session on Climate Variability and Change (CV&C) is being prepared by PAP/RACin the framework of the project "Integration of Climate Variability and Change...

16.02.2015

Malta, 16 February 2015 - The first draft of the revised Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) will be discussed during a two-day conference...

03.02.2015

The Catalonia Ecodesign Award is looking for innovative products, products under development and product-fostering strategies created by designers, manufacturers or promoters...

03.02.2015

The National Action Plans (NAPs) update has advanced significantly...

09.01.2015

The Mediterranean area is widely considered as a "climate hotspot...

In an attempt to promote greener meetings, the UNEP/MAP set an awareness raising booth during its Focal Points meeting held from 13 to 16 October in Athens. The awareness raising activity included...

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UNEP MAP 2014 News

06.05.2014

The ECAP Correspondence Group on Monitoring (CORMON) will hold its first meeting on 8 and 9 May 2014 in Athens, with a focus on monitoring the pollution and litter cluster....

The use of plastic bags leaves enormous environmental damage. Almost never reused,...

15.04.2014

At their 18th Ordinary Meeting in December 2013, the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention requested the Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention / Mediterranean Action...

A CBD regional workshop jointly organized with the Barcelona Convention Secretariat...

14.04.2014

The focal points of UNEP/MAP MED POL Programme for the Assessment and Control of Pollution in the Mediterranean Region acknowledged the progress made in the implementation of the...

03.04.2014

UNEP/MAP and CBD are organizing a Mediterranean regional workshop to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs), from 7 to 11...

17.03.2014

The Focal Points of the MED POL Programme for the Assessment and Control of Pollution in the Mediterranean Region will meet in Athens (Greece) from 26 to 28 March 2014 in the...

More than 100 participants attended the workshop organized by SCP/RAC and MEDPOL on...

The MedPartnership Steering Committee concluded its fourth meeting held in Hammamet,...

Tunisia, 17 February 2014 - With the kind support and hosting of the Government of...

Malta, 14 February 2014 – The review process of the Mediterranean Strategy for...

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UNEP MAP 2013 News

17.01.2013

The European Union has announced its accession to the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution resulting from exploration and exploitation of the...

18.01.2013

The “State of the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Environment Report” report provides information on the overall nature of Mediterranean ecosystems and defines pressures...

10.01.2013

The United Nations Environment Programme Coordinating Unit for the Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be launching on...

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