Oceans and Law of the Sea

 

United Nations System Links


Below are Organizations either part of the United Nations organization or linked to the United Nations framework that deal with oceans and the law of the sea.  Whenever possible, links are to the area of special relevance to oceans and law of the sea within the web site.

United Nations Organs and Programmes
Specialized Agencies and related Institutions
Environmental Bodies
United Nations Joint and Coordinating Mechanisms

Entries are in alphabetical order by name, not by acronym.

United Nations Organs and Programmes

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ICJ
International Court of Justice

Habitat
United Nations Centre for Human Settlements

UNCTAD
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP
United Nations Development Programme

 

UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme

EarthWatch United Nations System-Wide
Earthwatch

GEF

Global Environment Facility
 

GPA UNEP Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment

UNEP Regional Seas Programme

UNU

United Nations University

ODCCP
United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention

 
United Nations Regional Economic and Social Commissions

ECA

Economic Commission for Africa

ESCAP

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

ECE

Economic Commission for Europe

ECLAC

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

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ESCWA

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia


Specialized Agencies and other Organizations

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Fisheries Division, FAO

ICAO
International Civil Aviation Organization
IFAD
International Fund for Agricultural Development

ILO

International Labour Organization

IMO

International Maritime Organization

IMF

International Monetary Fund

ITU

International Telecommunication Union

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization


UNESCO
 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

IOC

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO

WBG

World Bank Group
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WHO

World Health Organization

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

WMO

World Meteorological Organization
     

IAEA

 International Atomic Energy Agency
Global Marine Radioactivity Database (GLOMARD), IAEA

WTO/OMT
World Tourism Organization

 

Environmental Bodies

Basel Convention
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
CBD
Convention on Biological Diversity

CITES
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CMS
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Ramsar
Convention on Wetlands
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UNFCCC
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Ozone Secretariat
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

 

United Nations Joint and Coordinating Mechanisms

ASFA
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

IACSD
Inter-Agency Committee on Sustainable Development

GESAMP
Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection

SOCA
Subcommittee on Oceans and Coastal Areas, ACC (Administrative Committee on Coordination)
 

 


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