Launch of InforMEA – the United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)
The MEA Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Initiative brings together the UN, UNESCO, FAO and UNEP, and 12 global UN Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems in support of knowledge management activities among MEAs for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. The Initiative is facilitated and supported by the United Nations Environment Programme. The MEA Steering Committee meets annually and provides strategic direction. Its Working Group meets periodically during the year and is responsible for the technical implementation of projects.
InforMEA is the first project established by this Initiative. It establishes agreed to information exchange standards and aggregates data and information harvested from participating MEAs, including: COP/MOP Decisions, Resolutions and Recommendations, News and Events, Calendars, contact details of National Focal Points and Official Documents.
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Obersers to the process include the Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Environmental Management Group (EMG), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN - Columbia University).