Memoranda of understanding and cooperation with other conventions and international organizations


With Other Global and Regional Conventions

Clearing-House MechanismConvention on Biological Diversity (Nairobi, 1992)

Fourth Joint Work Plan, 2007-2010
2nd Memorandum of Cooperation, 10 May 2005
Third Joint Work Plan, April 2002 [français, español] (superseded)
Second Joint Work Plan, May 2000 [français, español] (superseded)

Joint Work Plan, May 1998 [français, español] (superseded)
1st Memorandum of Cooperation, 19 January 1996 [français] (superseded)

cms.jpg (3179 bytes)Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention)

Joint Work Plan, CMS/AEWA/Ramsar, 5 April 2004
Memorandum of Understanding, 18 February 1997

UN CCDUnited Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa

Memorandum of Cooperation, 5 December 1998 [français, español]

worldheritage.jpg (12792 bytes)Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage (UNESCO, World Heritage Convention)

Memorandum of Understanding, 14 May 1999 [français, español]

List of joint Ramsar and World Heritage sites

mab-logo2.jpg (5525 bytes)UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme

Ramsar/MAB Joint Programme of Work, 20 March 2002

List of joint Ramsar Sites and Biosphere Reserves

World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Development Association)

Memorandum of Understanding, 16 February 2010

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Memorandum of Understanding, 1 September 2002

UN World Tourism Organization (WTO)

Memorandum of Cooperation, 2 February 2010

uneplogo.gif (1854 bytes)Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention)

Memorandum of Cooperation, 29 June 2005
Memorandum of Cooperation, 1 May 2000 (superseded)

uneplogo.gif (1854 bytes)The Coordinating Unit of the Mediterranean Action Plan of the Secretariat of the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention)

Memorandum of Cooperation, 7 February 2006
Mémorandum de collaboration, 11 February 2001 [original en français, English translation] (superseded)

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Memorandum of Cooperation, November 2009
Memorandum of Cooperation, May 2006
Ramsar/SPREP Joint Work Plan 2002-2003
Memorandum of Cooperation
, 6 May 2002

icpdr_logo.jpg (4213 bytes)International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River

Agreement on observer status, 8 November 2000

Lake Chad Basin Commission

Memorandum of Cooperation, 23 November 2002 [français]

Niger Basin Authority

Memorandum of Cooperation, 23 November 2002 [français]

Commission Internationale du Bassin Congo-Oubangui-Sangha (CICOS)

Mémorandum de coopération, 20 March 2006

Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians ("Carpathian Convention")

Memorandum of Cooperation
, 13 December 2006

European Environment Agency

Memorandum of Cooperation, 27 February 2006

Organization of American States

Memorandum of Cooperation (PDF), 17 February 2010

Global Terrestrial Observing System

Memorandum of Cooperation, 13 June 2006

Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA)

Memorandum of Cooperation, 17 October 2006

The Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Interface Procedures, 17 January 2007

4 June 2010 - Secretary General Anada Tiéga and Jon Hutton, Director, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), signed a MoC in Ramsar' offices in Gland, Switzerland

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With International Organizations

The five International Organization Partners (IOPs)

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BirdLife International (Partner Organization)

International Water Management Institute, IWMI (Partner Organization)

iucn.gif (4347 bytes)IUCN (Partner Organization)
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Wetlands International (Partner Organization)

World Wide Fund for Nature International (Partner Organization)


 Memorandum of Cooperation, 19 May 2011 [PDF]

Other non-governmental organizations

Wetland Link International of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Memorandum of Cooperation, 12 November 2005

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)

Memorandum of Cooperation, 17 June 2009

swslogo.gif (3959 bytes)The Society of Wetland Scientists

Memorandum of Cooperation, 4 October 2004
Memorandum of Cooperation, 30 June 1999 (superseded)

International Ocean Institute

Memorandum of Cooperation, 17 October 2006

natureconservancy.gif (2288 bytes)The Nature Conservancy

Memorandum of Cooperation, 26 September 2000

eurosite1.jpg (6701 bytes)Eurosite

Second Protocole d'Accord, le 2 février 2002 (en français)
Memorandum of Understanding, 24 September 1999

ciesin.jpg (12378 bytes)Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University (USA), and Wetlands International

Memorandum of Understanding, April 2000

iaia-logo.gif (5684 bytes)International Association for Impact Assessment

Memorandum of Understanding, 22 June 2001

du-all4.JPG (5517 bytes)Ducks Unlimited (USA, Canada, and Mexico)

Memorandum of Cooperation, 21 July 2001

Global Nature Fund

Memorandum of Cooperation, 29 September 2004

Stetson University College of Law (Florida, USA)

     Memorandum of Cooperation (PDF), 18 February 2010

With the private sector

danone.jpg (2960 bytes)The Danone Group for the Ramsar Evian Project/Projet d'Evian

Protocole d'accord (Ramsar, UICN, Danone), le 28 octobre 2008
Protocole de coopération (français), le 22 mars 2004
Protocole d’Accord [original en francais, English translation], 27 January

Star Alliance Network (14 May 2007)

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