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Task Force on Marine Protected Areas and Other Area-based Management Toolse

The UN-Oceans Task Force on Marine Protected Areas and Other Area-based Tools was established in 2007 to strengthen collaboration and coordination among UN organizations dealing with marine protected areas, in particular achieving the WSSD 2012 MPA target, focusing on:

  • Promoting and facilitating the application of MPAs;
  • Enhancing coordination among UN organizations:
  • Developing a mechanism for exchanging information on MPAs among UN and non-UN organizations; and
  • Enhancing coordination and coherence in providing reporting inputs to relevant UN processes.
The Task Force is under the co-leadership of UNESCO (IOC, MAB, WHC), CBD,.UNEP and FAO.


Terms of Reference

Report of the activities of the Task Force presented at the Sixth Meeting of UN-Oceans