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

Organisation régionale pour la protection du milieu marin

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History

Established on deposition of 5 instruments of ratification to Kuwait Regional Convention for Cooperation on the Protection on the Marine Environment from Pollution (1978) and under the auspices of United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment). Interim Secretariat, inaugurated 7 July 1980, Kuwait, and in force until 31 Dec 1981, formulated and administered work programme together with UNEP Water Branch.

Aims

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

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Activities

Training/education; events/meetings; research/documentation; monitoring/evaluation; awareness raising; standards/guidelines; knowledge management/information dissemination. Management of treaties and agreements:

 • Protocol Amending the Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources, Kuwait; International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness Response and Cooperation (OPRC); Protocol Concerning Marine Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf; Protocol on the Control of Marine Transboundary Movements and Disposal of Hazardous Wastes; Development of a Protocol concerning the conservation of biological diversity and the establishment of protected areas.

Structure

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Languages

Arabic, English, Persian.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 30 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 8 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Oceanography
    • Marine
  • Geology
    • Land and Coastal Forms
  • Societal Problems
    • Protection
  • Environment
    • Environment

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

D0319

Last News Received

14. Feb 2019
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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