International Conventions

Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making, and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention)

http://www.unece.org/env/pp/documents/cep43e.pdf
 
Aarhus Convention Secretariat
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Environment, Housing and Land Management Division 
Palais des Nations, Av. de la Paix 10, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Tel.: + 41 22 917 4226 / 917 1502
Fax: + 41 22 917 0634 
E-mail: public.participation@unece.org
Web-site: http://www.unece.org/env/pp  



Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention)
http://www.unece.org/env/eia/documents/conventiontextenglish.pdf

Espoo Convention Secretariat
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Environment, Housing and Land Management Division
407, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 917 2448
Fax: +41 22 917 0107 / 917 0613
E-mail:  eia.conv@unece.org
Web-site: http://www.unece.org/env/eia



Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents 
http://www.unece.org/env/documents/2006/teia/Convention%20E.pdf

Convention Secretariat
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 
Environment, Housing and Land Management Division
Palais des Nations, 8-14, avenue de la Paix - 1211 Geneva 10
Tel.: +41 22 917 31 74
Fax: +41 22 907 01 07
E-mail: teia.conv@unece.org 
Web-site: http://www.unece.org/env/teia



United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/conveng.pdf

Convention Secretariat
P.O. Box 260124, D-53153, Bonn, Germany
Tel.: +49 228 815 1000
Fax: +49 228 815 1999
E-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int
Web-site: http://www.unfccc.int



Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution 
http://www.unece.org/env/lrtap/full%20text/1979.CLRTAP.e.pdf

Convention Secretariat
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 
Environment, Housing and Land Management Division 
Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 917 2354 / 41 22 917 2370
Fax: +41 22 907 0107
E-mail: air.env@unece.org 
Web-site: http://www.unece.org/env/lrtap



Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer 
http://www.unep.ch/ozone/pdfs/viennaconvention2002.pdf

Ozone Secretariat
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi 0010, Kenya 
Tel.: +254 20 762 3850/51
Fax:  +254-20 762 46 91/92/93
E-mail: ozoneinfo@unep.org
Web-site: http://www.unep.org/ozone



United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa 
http://www.unccd.int/convention/text/pdf/conv-eng.pdf

Convention Secretariat
P.O. Box 260129, D-53153 Bonn, Germany
Tel.: +49 228 / 815 2800
Fax: +49 228 / 815 2898/99
E-mail: secretariat @ unccd.int
Web-site: http://www.unccd.int



Convention on Biological Diversity 
http://www.biodiv.org/doc/legal/cbd-un-en.pdf

Convention Secretariat
413, Saint Jacques Street, suite 800, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2Y 1N9
Tel.: +1 514 288 2220
Fax: +1 514 288-6588
E-mail: secretariat@biodiv.org
Web-site: http://www.biodiv.org



Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention)
http://www.ramsar.org/key_conv_e.htm

Ramsar Convention Secretariat
Rue Mauverney 28, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 999 0170
Fax: +41 22 999 0169
E-mail: ramsar@ramsar.org
Web-site: http://www.ramsar.org



Convention on Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention)
http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/en/Treaties/Word/104.doc
 
Bern Convention Secretariat 
Council of Europe
F-670 75 Strasbourg - Cedex, France
Tel.: +333 88 41 22 51 / 333 88 41 30 18
Fax: +333 88 41 27 15
Web-site: http://www.coe.int/T/E/Cultural_Co-operation/Environment/Nature_and_biological_diversity/Nature_protection/



Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
http://www.cites.org/eng/disc/text.shtml#texttop

CITES Secretariat
International Environment House
Chemin des Anémones, CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Tel.: +4122 917 8139/40
Fax: +4122 797 3417
E-mail:   
Web-site: http//www.cites.org



Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention)
http://www.cms.int/pdf/convtxt/cms_convtxt_english.pdf

UNEP / Convention Secretariat
Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10, 53113 Bonn, Germany 
Tel.: +49 228) 815 2401 / 02
Fax: (+49 228) 815 2449 
E-mail: secretariat@cms.int
Web-site:http://www.cms.int



United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 
http://www.un.org/Depts/los/convention_agreements/texts/unclos/unclos_e.pdf

Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
United Nations Plaza, New York 10017, USA
E-mail: doalos@un.org
Web-site: http://www.un.org/Depts/los



Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention)
http://www.unepmap.org/Archivio/All_Languages/WebDocs/BC&Protocols/BC76_eng.pdf

http://www.unepmap.org/Archivio/All_Languages/WebDocs/BC&Protocols/BC95_eng.pdf

UNEP/MAP
48, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 11635 Athens, Greece 
Tel.: +30 210 7273100 
Fax: +30 210 7253196/7
E-mail: unepmedu@unepmap.gr 
Web-site: www.unepmap.org



The 1980 Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)
http://www.helcom.fi/stc/files/Convention/Conv0704.pdf

Helsinki Commission Secretariat
Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, FI-00160 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 (0) 9 6220 220
Fax: +358 (0) 9 6220 2239
Web-site: http://www.helcom.fi



The 1992 Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (Bucharest Convention)
http://www.unep.ch/regionalseas/main/blacksea/bsconv.html



Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes 
http://www.unece.org/env/water/pdf/watercon.pdf
http://www.unece.org/env/documents/2004/wat/ece.mp.wat.14.e.pdf

Water Convention Secretariat
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)22 917 2373, 2463 and 1499
Fax: +41 (0)22 917 0107
E-mail: water.convention@unece.org
Web-site: http://www.unece.org/env/water



Convention on Cooperation for the Protection and Sustainable Use of the Danube River 

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River
Vienna International Centre, D0412, P. O. Box 500, A – 1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: + 431 260 60 5738
Fax: +431 260 60 5895; 
E-mail: icpdr@unvienna.org;
Web-site: http://www.icpdr.org



Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage 
http://whc.unesco.org/archive/convention-en.pdf

The World Heritage Centre UNESCO
7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France
Tel.: +33 1 45 68 15 71
Fax: +33 1 45 68 55 70
E-Mail: wh-info@unesco.org
Web-site: http://www.unesco.org



Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal 
http://www.basel.int/text/con-e-rev.pdf

Basel Convention Secretariat
International Environment House
13 - 15 Chemin des Anemones, CH - 1219 Chatelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Tel:. +41 22 917 8218
Fax: +41 22 797 3454
E-Mail: sbc@unep.ch
Web-site: http://www.basel.int



Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade 
http://www.pic.int/en/ConventionText/ONU-GB.pdf

Rotterdam Convention Secretariat
Plant Protection Service
Plant Production and Protection Division
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy
Tel.: (+39 06) 5705 3441
Fax: (+39 06) 5705 6347
Email: pic@fao.org

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
11-13 Chemin des Anemones, CH-1219 Chatelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Tel.: (+41 22) 917 8296
Fax: (+41 22) 797 3460
E-Mail: pic@unep.ch
Web-site: http://www.pic.int



Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants 
http://www.pops.int/documents/convtext/convtext_en.pdf

Stockholm Convention Secretariat 
UNEP Chemicals
11-13 Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Tel.: +4122 917 8191
Fax: +4122 797 3460
E-Mail: ssc@pops.int 
Web-site: www.pops.int 



Convention on Nuclear Safety 
http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Documents/Infcircs/Others/inf449.shtml

International Atomic Energy Agency
P.O. Box 100, Wagramer Strasse 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria 
Tel.: +431 2600-0
Fax: +431 2600-7
E-Mail: Official.Mail@iaea.org 
Web-site: http://www.iaea.org



Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident
http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Documents/Infcircs/Others/inf335.shtml
 
International Atomic Energy Agency
P.O. Box 100, Wagramer Strasse 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria 
Tel.: +431 2600-0
Fax: +431 2600-7
E-Mail: Official.Mail@iaea.org 
Web-site: http://www.iaea.org



Convention on Assistance in the Case of Nuclear Accidents or Radiological Emergency
http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Documents/Infcircs/Others/inf336.shtml
 
International Atomic Energy Agency
P.O. Box 100, Wagramer Strasse 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria 
Tel.: +431 2600-0
Fax: +431 2600-7
E-Mail: Official.Mail@iaea.org 
Web-site: http://www.iaea.org