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UNEP's Global Initiative

In response to the global challenge posed by marine litter, UNEP’s Regional Seas Coordinating Office and the Global Programme of Action (GPA) have embarked on the development of a ‘global initiative on marine litter’. Although marine litter is found in all oceans and sea areas of the world, this proposed initiative would concentrate, among others, on the establishment and development of pilot regional activities in regions that are particularly affected. The global initiative would also provide a global platform for the establishment of partnerships, co-operation and co-ordination of activities for the control and sustainable management of marine litter.

In the framework of the Global Initiative, UNEP Regional Seas Programme (RSP) and GPA have been developing and implementing a number of activities on the management of marine litter. [ more... ]

See also, Regional Activities