United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Secretariat (UNFCCC Climate Change Secretariat)

Convention-cadre des nations unies sur les changements climatiques - Secrétariat

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History

1995, Geneva (Switzerland), as permanent secretariat to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), having previously acted as secretariat to Climate Convention Information Exchange Programme (CC:INFO) in the run-up to implementing the Convention. Full title: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC Secretariat) -- Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques - Secrétariat (CCNUCC Secrétariat). Set up by the Conference of the Parties to, and under the terms of, the Convention. Relocated to Bonn (Germany), Aug 1996.

Aims

According to Article 8 of the Convention: (a) make arrangements for sessions of the Conference of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies established under the Convention and provide them with services as required; (b) compile and transmit reports submitted to it; (c) facilitate assistance to the Parties, particularly developing countries, on request, in compilation and communication of information required in accordance with the provisions of the Convention; (d) prepare reports on its activities and present them to the Conference of the Parties; (e) ensure the necessary coordination with secretariats of other relevant international bodies; (f) under the overall guidance of the Conference of the Parties, enter into such administrative and contractual arrangements as may be required for the effective discharge of its functions; (g) perform the other secretariat functions specified in the Convention and its protocols and such other functions as may be determined by the Conference of the Parties.

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Activities

Guidance/assistance/consulting; administrative support; management of treaties and agreements: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Paris Agreement.

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Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.

Staff

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 131 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 268 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 196 countries
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Subjects *

  • Climatology
    • Climate
  • Law
    • Agreements
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

K1561

Last News Received

27. Sep 2018
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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