17-24 August 2024 Madagascar
Nairobi Convention COP 11

The 11th meeting of the Conference of Contracting Parties (COP11) to the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean Region (Nairobi Convention) will convene in two main segments. A partners, experts, and national focal points meeting will convene for the first two days. A heads of delegation meeting will convene on the third day to review implementation of the Convention’s work programme for 2022-2024 and to review and approve the proposed 2024-2026 work programme and budget and deliberate on decisions.

The Nairobi Convention area includes Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, and South Africa. The countries of the region requested the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to create a regional seas programme for the region in recognition of the “exceptional environmental properties of the coastal and marine environment of the Western Indian Ocean region”. In 1980, the UNEP Governing Council created the Eastern Africa Regional Seas Programme and requested UNEP to assist the governments of the region to formulate and implement a programme for the conservation and management of marine and coastal ecosystems. The Nairobi Convention entered into force on 30 May 1996, and all signatories had ratified the Convention by 2002.

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dates: 17-24 August 2024 [tentative]
location: Madagascar
www: https://www.unep.org/events/unep-event/nairobi-convention-cop-11

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