The Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

Permanent Secretariat

Permanent Secretariat

The Permanent Secretariat is established to assist the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (as defined in the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution, i The Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution was signed in Bucharest in April 1992, and ratified by all six legislative assemblies of the Black Sea countries in the beginning of 1994. Also referred to as "Bucharest Convention", it is the basic framework of agreement and three specific Protocols, which are: the control of land-based sources of pollution; dumping of waste; and joint action in the case of accidents (such as oil spills). The implementation of the provisions of the Convention is supported by the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (also referred to as the Istanbul Commission), and its Permanent Secretariat, stationed in Istanbul, Turkey. v Article XVII) and is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Click here for the Headquarters Agreement i The Headquaters Agreement is a legal agreement between the Government of the hosting country of the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution, the Republic of Turkey and the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution, established under Atrticle XVII #7, #8 of said convention its provisions relate to, among others, privileges granted to : - Representatives of the Contracting Parties and the Chairman of the Commission - The Official Staff of the Permanent Secretariat - The Support Staff of the Permanent Secretariat - premises of the Permanent Secretariat such as immunity from legal proceedings, certan tax exemptions, invioliablity of archives, etc. full text v current currently in force. The Black Sea Commission appoints its Executive Director and other officials of the Secretariat. The Executive Director appoints the technical staff in accordance with the established rules. The Secretariat is composed of nationals of all Black Sea States.

BSC Premises

The Premises of the Permanent Secretariat

The Permanent Secretariat Staff:

Prof. Halil Ibrahim Sur - Executive Director

Ms. Irina Makarenko - Pollution Monitoring and Assessment Officer

Mr. Kiril Iliev - Accountant & IT

You may reach any of the Permanent Secretariat staff via emal by using the following email format firstname.[middlename initials where applicable].lastname@blacksea-commission.org (names are not capitalized, dot between the first name and last name)

Work of the Permanent Secretariat

Concrete activities and work of the Permanent Secretariat are based on the Annual Work Programs of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution in implementation of the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution, The Black Sea Strategic Action Plan. Concrete activities are the result of coordination with related or relevant national and regional projects/activities, International Financing Agencies and donors, national and regional policy measures and overall efforts of the countries to restore and preserve the environment of the Black Sea.

For additional information please contact the Permanent Secretariat at:

General Contact Information

email:

Tel: +90 212 299 2940 or +90 212 299 2946

Fax: +90 212 299 2944

Mailing address

Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

Permanent Secretariat

Maslak Mahallesi

Büyükdere Caddesi, No 265

(Doğa Koruma ve Milli Parklar 1. Bölge Müdürlüğü Binası, 3. Kat)

34398 Sarıyer

Istanbul, Turkey

Location

Third floor of the building of Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry General Directorate Of Nature Conservation And National Parks ( T.C. Orman ve Su İşleri Bakanlığı Doğa Koruma ve Milli Parklar - Ministry of Forests and Waters


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