Coral Reefs and the UN

Several multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), programmes, partnerships and networks are relevant to the protection and conservation of coral reefs. In May 2003, a brochure produced by UNEP’s Coral Reef Unit in collaboration with the WWF Coral Reefs Advocacy Initiative summarised area of work for these various programmes, agreements, and partnerships: how they relate to coral reefs, as well as current and future activities. Below is a summary of how some of the major MEAs relate to coral reefs. A list of decisions/recommendations on coral reefs and/or ICRI emanating from these bodies is available here.