MoUs & LoAs/Declarations

  • Resolution on ‘South Asia’s Biodiversity beyond 2010’ – Read More..
  • Resolution on Cleaner Fuel and Vehicles of 2010 – Read More..
  • Jaipur Declaration on South Asia Initiative for Combating Illegal Trade in Wildlife of 2008 – Read More..
  • Kathmandu Declaration of 2007Read More..
  • Male Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Transboundary Effects for South Asia of 1997 – Read More..
  • South Asian Seas Action Plana – 1995 – Read More..
  • Declaration of the Year of Trees for South Asia of 1983 – Read More..
  • Colombo Declaration on South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) of 1981 – Read More..

Institutional Cooperation MoUs

  • MoU on UNEP – SACEP cooperation in the field of environment – Read More..
  • MoU between UNEP-GPA Coordination Office and SACEP – Read More..
  • MoU between SACEP and United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) – Read More..
  • UNESCO – SACEP Cooperation Agreement – Read More..
  • An agreement of cooperation between IMO and SACEP on matters of common interest – Read More..
  • MoU on SACEP – WMO (World Meteorological Organization) cooperation in the areas of promotion of sciences of meteorology, climatology and hydrology for the safety of human life and property, disaster reduction and mitigation – Read More..
  • MoU on SACEP and SAARC cooperation for the protection of environment of the region – Read More..
  • MoU between IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Asia Region and SACEP on complementary and mutual support – Read More..
  • MoU between Regional Community Forestry Training Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC) and SACEP – Read More..
  • MoU between SACEP and Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) International – Read More..
  • MoU of SACEP – TRAFFIC International on Cooperate in the area of sustainable trade in wildlife – Read More..

Cooperative Arrangements at the Project Level

Year/s Organization/s Objectives
2014 Government of Sri Lanka For Co-operation on the Response to Oil Spill and Chemical Pollution in the South Asia Seas Region – SACEP and Government of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
2014 UNEP-ROAP To organize a sub-regional (South Asia) Forum on SCP under the SWITCH RPSC and establishment of the organizational structure of the Forum.
2014 UNEP – Division of Environmental Policy Implementation Assist SACEP member states in the process of acceptance of the Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation on the Response to Oil and Chemical Pollution and address the bottlenecks/ obstacles/ impediments or other issues that are preventing its entry into force and Facilitate implementation of the MoU for Cooperation on the Response to Oil and Chemical Pollution, pending its final entry into force.
2014 Global Water Partnership (GWP), South Asia To Conduct a Regional Capacity Building Workshop for Water Resources Managers on Possible Climate Change Adaptation Stretegies, and Establish database and information system to facilitate data sharing.
2013 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (“FAO”) To Establish a Clearing House Mechanism on Biological Diversity for the South Asia Region
2013 ‘IMO To organize two workshops – A regional meeting of relevant national authorities dealing with oil spill preparedness and response and to discuss the way forward to finalize the Regional Strategic Plan for the full implementation of the BWM Convention in South Asia
2013 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations To conduct a scoping study of Nutrient pollution on the coastal and marine systems of South Asia and a sub-regional validation workshop
2013 UNEP-ROAP To prepared the South Asia Position Paper to reflect the post Rio +20 challenges related to environment and climate change
2012 UNEP-ROAP To Develop a Regional Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Strategy for the South Asian Seas Region (RMBS)
2012 UNEP (Division of Technology, Industry and Economics) To organize a sub-regional (SouthAsia)
high level capacity building training of trainers on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) under the SWITCH Policy Support Component
2012 WCMC To organize and conduct the ‘South Asia Capacity Building Workshop on Indicators as Part of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans Updating’
2012 TRAFFIC International To Organize the First Meeting of the South Asian Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)
2011 UNEP-ROAP To organize the 13GC-SACEP Meeting
2011 Asian Institute of Technology-UNEP, RRC-AP To organize the Second Task Force Meeting of the Male Declaration
2011 UNEP – Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) To Establish a Environmental Data and Information Management System for South Asia
2011 UNU Agreement for Framework of the Annual UNU-INWEH International Training Course on Mangrove Biodiversity and Ecosystems to build the capacity of young professionals and institutions in developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region to undertake monitoring, research and conservation of critical mangrove ecosystems
2010 Government of Bangladesh For Co-operation on the Response to Oil Spill and Chemical Pollution in the South Asia Seas Region – SACEP and Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh
2010 Government of Pakistan For Co-operation on the Response to Oil Spill and Chemical Pollution in the South Asia Seas Region – SACEP and Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan
2010 AIT-UNEP, RRC-AP To organize the Second Task Force Meeting of the Male Declaration
2010 UNEP-ROAP Small Scale Funding Agreement to provide financial assistance to conduct 12th Meeting of the Governing Council of SACEP
2010 US Department of State Federal Assistance Award to SACEP – To provide porgramme costs to SACEP for the International Beach Cleanup day – 25 Sep 2010
2010 UNEP-WCMC Agreement for the Supply of Services to compile the Marine Biodiversity Outlook Report for South Asian Seas
2010 UNEP-RRCAP Agreed Programme under the Phase IV Implementation of Male Declaration – To Fucus on assisting the member countries of the Male Declaration in the reduction of the pollutants
2009 ‘Government of Maldives For Co-operation on the Response to Oil Spill and Chemical Pollution in the South Asia Seas Region – SACEP and Government of Republic of Maldives
2009 UNEP Small Scale Funding Agreement (SSFA) based on the recommendations of the 4th Global Partnership Meeting of the Partnership for Clean Fuels & Vehicles – To conduct a sub-regional workshop that will promote the use of low sulphur fuel, raising awareness of the issues surrounding such fuels
2009 UNEP-DEPI Small Scale Funding Agreement to visit SAS Member Countries with an Expert on the adoption of voluntary initiatives such as Environmental Guidelines, Codes of Conduct and Certification Schemes to encourage commitment towards conservation on the requirement of beach certification
2009 UNEP-DEPI Small Scale Funding Agreement to organzie a Regional Training Programme on’ Marine Resources Sampling and Data Collection and Interpretation for South Asian Seas’ targeting mid-level managers to help them in effectively perform duties in conservation and management of marine resources.
2008 TRAFFIC International Sub-grant Agreement on “Inter Government Meeting on South Aisa Wildlife Trade Initiative” with SACEP – Inter-government Meeting on South Asia Wildlife Trade Initiative
2008 UNEP-GPA Small Scale Funding Agreement to continue co-operation with SACEP with respect to the project entitled institutional strengthening and Capacity Development for the Long Term Managemenl and Conservation of MCPAs in South Asia
2007 UNESCO Contract to organize a National Capacity Building Programme of Biological Diversity
2007 Society for Development Alternatives Reduce environmental and health impacts through scientific e-waste management while demonstrating benefits and ensuring multistakeholder participation in the South Asia region
2007 CEE, India Address issues related to the development of appropriate responses to the challenges of adaptation to climate change
2006 RBINS Capacity building for the clearing house mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity in South Asia, through informing the public and training post graduate students: A case study for Sri Lanka
2006 UNEP RRC.AP Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia: phase III implementation
2005 UNEP-ROAP Implementation of SENRIC activities
2005 UNEP Coordination of SASAP activities, development of a regional activity on Marine Litter for the South Asian seas Region and development of a regional activity on the sustainable and environmentally sound management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the SAS region
2005 IMO Organize an IMO/SACEP Regional Workshop on measures to collect, handle, treat and dispose of waste generated in applying the AFS Convention
2005 UNEP Tsunami disaster assessment and response plan
2005 UNEP-Nairobi Facilitate capacity building of MEA negotiators
2005 IMO Facilitate to build capacities on measures to collect, handle, treat and dispose of waste generated in applying the AFS Convention
2004 UNEP-GPA Strategic planning and developing market based instruments for the medium to long term strategic planning of the implementation of the Sri Lanka national programme of action (MBI/NPA)
2003 UNEP-Nairobi MoU on co-operation in the field of environment
Draft Memorandum of understanding (MOU) For Co-operation on the response to Marine oil and chemical spills in the South Asia Region.
2003 UNEP-Nairobi Facilitate implementation of the South Asian Seas Action Plan for the Protection and Management of the Coastal and Marine Environment of the region
1999 CORDIO Programme Promote environmental management, conservation and sustainable use of coral reef resources in India, Sri Lanka, and Maldives
19,992,001 UNEP-ROAP Preparation of “South Asian Action Plan for Environmental Education and Training”
1999 UNEP-Regional Seas Support to South Asian Seas Programme:
•  Updating and finalizing the “SAS Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan”
•  Development of 7 detailed project proposals for the program cycle 1999-2000
1997, 2000 UNESCAP Project on integrating environmental considerations into economic policy making process- South Asia sub-component
1997, 1999,2002, 2003 IMO Support in preparation of national and regional oil spill contingency plans and conducting workshops on IMO conventions (OPRC, MARPOL)
1996 – 2002 NORAD Implementation of SSP.
1994 –2003Annual basis UNEP-RRC.AP Implementing the environment assessment programme in the South Asian region (SENRIC programme activities)
1991 UNEP-ROAP Preparation of SACEP’s Strategy and Programme for 1992-1996
1990 ADB Establishment of Regional Environmental and Natural Resources Information Centre

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