SUPPORT TO REGIONAL AND SUBREGIONAL COOPERATION
13. In the two project documents the RONA functions are summarized as follows:
(a) To provide liaison function between UNEP headquarters and the United Nations and its subsidiary bodies, thus supporting effective inter?agency relations and enhancing coordination and direction of environmental activities within the United Nations system;
(b) To maintain and develop active contacts and regularly brief high?level government officials in Canada and the United States of America;
(c) To promote the programme through information and education and to strengthen UNEP program in areas in which North America has a comparative advantage, through non?governmental organizations, the private sector and scientific, technological and academic institutions; and
(d) To raise general awareness, increase resources and stimulate activity in the area of environmental management and protection through collaboration with the general public, and non?governmental institutions.