Third Meeting of the Mediterranean Network of Law Enforcement Officials relating to MARPOL within the framework of the Barcelona Convention (MENELAS) 15-16 October 2019

Valletta, Malta
  • When Oct 15, 2019 to Oct 16, 2019
  • Where Valletta (Malta)
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The Third Meeting of the Mediterranean Network of Law Enforcement Officials relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) within the framework of the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (“the Barcelona Convention”) (MENELAS) will be held at REMPEC premises in Valletta, Malta from 15 to 16 October 2019.

The Meeting, which is financed by the Mediterranean Trust Fund (MTF), is being organised by REMPEC pursuant to the Programme of Work and Budget for 2018-2019 of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), also referred to as UNEP/MAP, adopted by the Twentieth Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols (Tirana, Albania, 17-20 December 2017).

The principal objectives of the Meeting will be:

(a) to examine the implementation of the MENELAS Programme of Activities for the period 2018-2019, including the report of the MENELAS Working Group established by the Second Meeting of MENELAS (Valletta, Malta, 28-29 November 2017), and to discuss about operational cooperation to combat illicit ship pollution discharges in the Mediterranean as well as cooperation with other regional and international organisations; and

(b) to discuss and agree on the items to be included in the MENELAS Programme of Activities for the period 2020-2021 and elect the chair of the network for the said period.


The working languages of the Meeting will be English and French. Simultaneous interpretation services will be provided during the Meeting.

The Meeting documents as well as an information sheet outlining the organisational aspects of the Meeting are posted on this page for the perusal of the participants.

For more information on the MENELAS network and its activities, please visit the MENELAS Information System: www.menelas.org