Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)¬† is a collaboration of Member States with aims to improve preparedness and response to environmental emergencies. By signing the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), the ASEAN Member States have agreed to provide effective mechanisms to achieve substantial reduction… Read More

The European Union Civil Protection Mechanism

The Union Civil Protection Mechanism is an initiative of the European Commission to constitute a framework for cooperation in disaster preparedness, prevention and response. The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen cooperation between Participating States in the field of civil protection, aiming to improve prevention, preparedness and response to… Read More

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is the intergovernmental treaty providing the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Convention targets local and national actions as well as international cooperation as key factors in achieving global sustainable development. The Convention is currently ratified by 169… Read More

The International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations specialized agency in charge of ensuring the safety of shipping and the prevention of marine/atmospheric pollution by ships. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted over 50 international conventions addressing various marine issues, several of which contain measures to prevent, prepare¬†… Read More

The UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Industrial Convention is a regional instrument aiming to protect people and the environment from industrial accidents. The Convention currently consists of 41 Parties and concentrates its efforts on assisting the members to prevent industrial accidents that can have transboundary effects. It helps… Read More

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the leading humanitarian organization active in post-disaster and post-conflict relief and rehabilitation. It works to reduce vulnerabilities, strengthen resilience and foster a culture of peace and sustainability around the world. It does so by improving humanitarian standards,… Read More

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the UN agency specialized in health and well-being. It chairs the UN Health Cluster during emergencies. The World Health Organization works together with all Member States to support national health development processes. When a country is affected by an environmental emergencies, the WHO can… Read More

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