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2017 Environment Day of the Region April 24, 2017. Join the Competition for drawing, essay and video film | Meeting of the Regional Task Force on Climate Change Dimensions in ROPME Sea Area | 10-12 April 2017. Kuwait

ROPME SEA AREA (RSA)

The Regional Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Areas of Bahrain, I.R.Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates was convened in Kuwait from 15-23 April 1978. The Conference adopted on 23 April 1978 the Action Plan for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Areas, the Kuwait Regional Convention for Co-operation on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Pollution, and the Protocol concerning Regional Co-operation in Combating Pollution by Oil and Other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency.


Since its establishment, ROPME has provided technical coordination to the Kuwait Action Plan (KAP) and assisted its eight Member States in the implementation of the Convention and its Protocols, as well as a number of projects, covering environmental assessment and environmental management,including public awareness and training.

ROPME Sea Area (referred to as the Kuwait Action Plan Region in the past) is the sea area surrounded by the eight Member States of ROPME: Bahrain, I.R.Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The term "ROPME Sea Area" was coined by Plenipotentiaries of the Member States to achieve unanimity in denoting the area covered by the Kuwait Regional Convention of 1978. It in fact reflects the goodwill of the Member States to cooperate in protecting their common marine environment in spite of the existing geopolitical boundaries.

According to Article II of the Kuwait Regional Convention, the ROPME Sea Area (RSA) is defined as extending between the following geographic latitudes and longitudes, respectively: 16°39'N, 53°3'30''E; 16°00'N, 53°25'E; 17°00'N,56°30'E; 20°30'N, 60°00'E; 25°04'N, 61°25'E.



ROPME SEA AREA (RSA)





2017 Environment Day of the Region April 24, 2017. Join the Competition for drawing, essay and video film





Meeting of the Regional Task Force on Climate Change Dimensions in ROPME Sea Area | 10-12 April 2017. Kuwait





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