Partners in Implementing the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities: Regional.Seas.
The implementation of the GPA is primarily the task of Governments, in close cooperation with all stakeholders including local communities, public organizations and the private sector. The GPA identifies the Regional Seas Programme of UNEP as an appropriate framework for delivery of the GPA at the regional level. The Regional Seas Programme was initiated by UNEP in 1974 as a global programme implemented through regional components. Since then, the Governing Council of UNEP has repeatedly endorsed a regional approach to the control of marine pollution and the management of marine and coastal resources and has requested the development of regional actions plans.
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