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Part I Marine Environmental Law, s.E Regional Approaches to the Protection of the Marine Environment, 10 Regional Seas Programme: The Role Played by UNEP in its Development and Governance

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

From: The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law: Volume III: Marine Environmental Law and International Maritime Security Law

Edited By: David Joseph Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman Martinez, Riyaz Hamza

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 June 2024

Regional co-operation — Natural resources — Marine living resources — Pollution — Ships / vessels

This chapter reviews and assesses the role the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has and continues to play in the development, administration, and management of a specific branch of international environmental law, namely, regional seas conventions and action plans forming part of the UNEP Regional Seas Programme and particularly, the ones administered by UNEP and/or where UNEP provides Secretariat functions. Development of the regional seas programme through the regional seas action plans, conventions, and protocols has been a priority programme of UNEP since it was established in 1974, as demonstrated through various UNEP governing council decisions taken over the years.

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