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Mission Statement of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

The 33rd Regular Meeting of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution took place on October 5-6, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Meeting reviewed the work carried out in the 2016/2017 Year and the implementation of the Work Programme for 2016/2017, work with partner organizations and projects, such as UNDP, BSEC, EEA, EMBLAS Project and EMODNet Chemistry, and reviewed the Annual Work Programme and budget for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year.

According to the Rules of Procedure of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution, at the end of the meeting, the Chairmanship of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution was transferred from Romania to the Russian Federation for a period of one year.

The meeting reconfirmed the international cooperation between the Black Sea states in protecting the Black Sea environment and the implementation of the provisions of the Convention and the Strategic Action Plan for the Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation of the Black Sea (2009). In this respect, the progress achieved in cooperation with regional projects such as the EMBLAS Project and EMODNet Chemistry were noted as well as the implementation of provisions under the Memoranda of Understanding and work with partner organizations, such as UNDP, BSEC, EEA.