Reducing marine pollution

Preventing pollution of marine environment
Controlling marine pollution
Fighting against marine pollution

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialized agency of the UN. One of IMO's primary functions is to control pollution from ships and craft operating in the marine environment. Several bodies within the IMO structure concern themselves with this, and they are the Marine Protection Committee (MEPC) and the Marine Safety Committee (MSC).

International Maritime Organization
Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission
International Commission for Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea
International Association of Classification Societies
United Nations Environment Programme
IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/WMO/WHO/IAEA/UN/UNEP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection
Paris Commission
Oslo Commission
World Maritime University
Action Plan for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the East Asian Region
Eastern African Action Plan
Kuwait Action Plan
Baltic Sea Joint Comprehensive Environmental Action Programme
Agreement for cooperation in dealing with pollution of the North Sea by oil and other harmful substances
OSPAR Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic
Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties to the London Convention/Meeting of Contracting Parties to the London Protocol
Agreement concerning research on the effects of radioactivity in the sea
Convention on the prevention of marine pollution by dumping of wastes and other matter
Convention for the prevention of marine pollution by dumping from ships and aircraft
Protocol relating to intervention on the high seas in cases of marine pollution by substances other than oil
Convention on the protection of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea Area
Convention on the prevention of marine pollution from land-based sources
Convention for the protection of the marine environment and the coastal region of the Mediterranean
Agreement concerning the protection of the waters of the Mediterranean shores
Kuwait regional convention for cooperation on the protection on the marine environment from pollution
Protocol for the protection of the Mediterranean sea against pollution from land-based sources
Cooperation agreement for the protection of North-East Atlantic coasts and waters against pollution
Convention on the protection of the Black Sea against pollution
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land