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UNEP Structure

To promote and facilitate sound environmental management for sustainable development, UNEP’s global and cross-sectoral outlook is reflected in its organizational structure, its activities and is personnel.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, UNEP works through its divisions, regional, liaison and out-posted offices, plus a growing network of collaborating centres of excellence. UNEP also hosts several environmental conventions, secretariats and inter-agency coordinating bodies.

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UNEP Regional Offices
Secretariats
 

Regional Support Office (RSO)

Regional Office for Africa

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Regional Office for Europe

Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional Office for North America

Regional Office for West Asia

UNEP New York

 

Basel Convention

Carpathian Convention

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Convention of Migratory Species (CMS)

Multilateral Fund Secretariat for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MFS)

Ozone Secretariat

Rotterdam Convention

Stockholm convention

Tehran Convention

Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) 

10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP)

Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA)

African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)

Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)

Intergovernmental Science–Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES)

Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

UNEP Divisions
Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans Secretariats
 

Communications and Public Information (DCPI)

Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC)

Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI)

Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE)

Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)

 

Caribbean Regional Coordinating Unit/ Cartagena Convention (CAR/RCU)

Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) Secretariat

Eastern African Regional Coordinating Unit/Nairobi Convention (EAF/RCU)

Mediterranean Action Plan/Barcelona Convention (MAP/RCU)

Northwest Pacific Action Plan/Regional Coordinating Unit (NOWPAP/RCU)

West and Central Africa Regional Coordinating /Abidjan Convention (WACAF/RCU)

UNEP Collaborating Centres
 
 

Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE)

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Global Resource Information Database (GRID)

UNEP Collaborating Centre on Water and Environment (UCC-Water)

UNEP DTU Partnership

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings (CSB)

Global Efficient Lighting Centre (GELC)

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

UNEP International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP)

 

 

SIOUX FALLS
- Grid-Sioux Falls
WASHINGTON DC
- Regional office for North America (RONA)
- Liaison Office with GEF Secretariat
- STAP Secretariat
NEW YORK
- New York Office
MONTREAL
- Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
- Multilateral Fund Secretariat (MFS)
MEXICO CITY
- Country Office
PANAMA CITY
- Regional Office for Latin America and
the Caribbean (ROLAC)
HAITI
- Haiti Environmental Recovery Programe
KINGSTON
- Caribbean Regional Coordinating Unit/Cartagena Convention (CAR/RCU)
HAITI
- Haiti Environmental Recovery Programe
BRASILIA
- Country Office
ABIDJAU
- West and Central Africa Regional
Coordinating Unit/ Abidjan Convention (WACAF/RCU)
CAIRO
- Arab League Liaison Office
- ADDIS ABABA
- AU Liaison Office/Country Office
KHARTOUM/JUBA
Sudan Environmental Recovery Programme
NAIROBI
- UNEP Headquarters
- Regional Office for Africa (ROA)
- GRID-Nairobi
- OZONE Secretariat
- Eastern African Regional Coordinating
Unit/Nairobi Convention (EAF/RCU)
- AMCEN
KINSHASA
Environmental Recovery in DR Congo Programme
PRETORIA
- Liaison Office/Country Office
MANAMA
- Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA)
ABU DHABI
- Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
BEIJING
- Country Office
- Global Efficient Lighting Centre (GELC)
- UNEP-IEMP
BAMYAN
- Afghanistan Environmental Recovery Programme
KABUL
- Afghanistan Environmental Recovery Programme
BUSAN
- Northwest Pacific Action Plan/
Regional Coordinating Unit
OSAKA
- International Environmental
Technology Centre (IETC)
TOYAMA
- Northwest Pacific Action Plan/
Regional Coordinating Unit
BANGKOK
- Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (ROAP)
- Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) Secretariat - Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)/
Indian Ocean-South East Asia Marine Turtle MoU (IOSEA)
- GRID - Bangkok
SINGAPORE
- BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings
CONFIRM
XXX
CHRISTCHURCH
- GRID Christchurch
GENEVA
- Regional Office for Europe (ROE)
- Environmental Management Group (EMG)
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- GRID-Geneva
- BASEL Convention
- The Convention on International Trade in
Endangered Species (CITES)
- ROTTERDAM Convention
- STOCKHOLM Convention
- TEHRAN Convention
- Strategic Approach to International
Chemicals Management (SAICM)
PARIS
- Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE )
- Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
- 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable
Consumption and Production (10YFP)
CAMBRIDGE
- World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
BRUSSELS
- EU Liaison Office
E5
XXX
BONN
- Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
- The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Project
- Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
FRANKFURT
- Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
ARENDAL
- GRID-ARENDAL
E9
XXX
E10
XXX
WARSAW
GRID-Warsaw
VIENNA
- CARPATHIAN Convention
- United Nations Scientific Committee
on Effectsof Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)
MOSCOW
- Country Office
E14
XXX
ATHENS
- Mediterranean Action Plan(MAP)/
Barcelona Convention
- Regional Coordinating Unit (RCU)