KEY Activities

Law and Environment Ontology

United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environment Agreements

African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Countries  to Implement MEAs

Biosafety Clearing House - Phase 2 Project


The Division of Environmental Law & Conventions (DELC) is the lead Division charged with carrying out the functions of UNEP that involve the development and facilitation of international environmental law, governance and policy. To fulfill its mandate, DELC’s work focuses on:

  • Leading the international community in the progressive development of environmental law
  • Supporting States in the development and implementation of legal and policy measures that address emerging environmental challenges
  • Facilitating harmony and inter-linkages among environmental conventions
  • Working with MEA Secretariats to support States in implementing their treaty obligations
  • Enhancing States’ participation in regional and global environmental forum

        DELC Team


Division of Environmental Law and Conventions 
P.O Box 30552, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya 
Tel: +254 20 7624011
Fax: +254 20 7624300
E-mail Address:


BCH Asia Family: A Successful Operational Network of Cooperation

5-7 April 2016, Manila, Philippines

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DELC Publications        
 UNEP-UEF MEA Course 2014

The special theme of the course was
Environmental Security.


MEAs Negotiator's Handbook

[English]  [French]

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