Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME)

Organisation régionale pour la protection du milieu marin

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Established on deposition of 5 instruments of ratification to T-XT7876 - Kuwait Regional Convention for Cooperation on the Protection on the Marine Environment from Pollution (1978) and under the auspices of E-XE4161 - UNEP. Interim Secretariat, inaugurated 7 Jul 1980, Kuwait, and in force until 31 Dec 1981, formulated and administered work programme together with U-XE6102 - UNEP Water Branch.


Protect and develop the marine environment and coastal areas as designated in the Kuwait Convention and its protocols.


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Council; Executive Committee (EXCOM); Senior Executives Steering Committee (SESCOM) (meets once a year); ROPME Secretariat, established Jan 1982; Judicial Commission. Departments (4): Programmes; Protocols; Administration and Finance; Environmental Awareness. Includes: E-XE1245 - Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Centre (MEMAC), established 1982.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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