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, Article XVII) and is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Click here for the Headquarters Agreement currently in force. The new Headquarters Agreement signed in Sofia at the 21st Extraordinary meeting of the Commission pending ratificatinon shall be published shortly. 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.
The Premises of the Permanent Secretariat
Prof. Halil Ibrahim Sur - Executive DirectorMs. Valeria Abaza - Pollution Monitoring and Assessment Officer
Ms. Irina Makarenko - Secretary
Mr. Kiril Iliev - IT & Administration
Mr. Erhan Karadas - Technical Assistance
You may reach any of the Permanent Secretariat staff via emal by using the following email format firstname.[middlename initials where applicable].firstname.lastname@example.org (names are not capitalized and please note the dot between the first name and last name)
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 current Work Programme for 2008/2009 may be viewed here), 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:email:
Tel: +90 212 299 2940 or +90 212 299 2946
Fax: +90 212 299 2944
Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
Maslak Mahallesi, Buyukdere Caddesi, No:265, Sarıyer-Istanbul, 34398, Turkey
(ORMAN VE SU ISLERI BAKANLIGI 1. BOLGE MUDURLUGU BINASI)