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Environmental Governance

Definition(s)

The body established under an international agreement to arrange and service the meetings of the governing body of that agreement, and assist Parties in coordinating implementation of the agreement. The secretariat also performs other functions as assigned to it by the agreement and the decisions of the governing body. (Source: Glossary of Terms for Negotiators of MEAs, 2007)

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French
secrétariat
Russian
секретариат
Spanish
Secretaría
Chinese, Simplified
秘书处
Arabic
الأمانة

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with secretariat

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with secretariat. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Vienna Convention
Montreal Protocol
Cartagena Protocol
Nagoya Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Heritage Convention
Kyoto Protocol
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Rotterdam Convention
Barcelona Convention
Dumping Protocol
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Hazardous Wastes Protocol
Aarhus Convention
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Espoo Convention
Abidjan Convention
Noumea Convention
Cartagena Convention
Jeddah Convention
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

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Montreal Compliance Procedure - Triggers