Working with regional seas

In Oceans & seas

The Regional Seas Programme implements a lot of UN Environment’s marine-related policies. It addresses the accelerating degradation of the world’s oceans and coastal areas by engaging neighbouring countries in comprehensive and specific actions to protect their common marine environment. Of the 18 Regional Seas programmes, seven are hosted by UN Environment.

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In Oceans & seas


The international community has over the past decade become increasingly concerned about many issues involving oceans. Learn more

Action plans

The Action Plan is based on the region's particular environmental concerns and challenges as well as its socio-economic and political situation. Learn more


Past events include World Environment Day, June 5 and World Oceans Day, June 8. Learn more Upcoming events include the Regional Seas annual meeting, held in Croatia at the end of September 2018.