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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the international organization that operates to protect the environment and promotes the sustainable use of natural resources. The specific MAP - Plan for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Sustainable Development of the Coastal Areas of the Mediterranean (UNEP-MAP), in which was adopted the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean, or Barcelona Convention, is appointed to strengthen regional cooperation among 21 Countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the European Union.
Through MAP, the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, European Union, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey) cooperate to meet the challenges for the protection of the marine and coastal environment while helping to improve regional and national plans to achieve sustainable development.
UNEP-MAP encase the role of coordination and supervision trough the PAP/RAC, for the proper implementation of CAMP Projects in the Mediterranean.

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