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Capacity development of SAS member countries for the preparaion of specific policies to implement goal 14
by South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) (Intergovernmental organization)
South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) is an inter-governmental Organization, established in 1982 by Governments of the eight South Asian countries to promote and support protection, management and enhancement of the environment in the region. Countries, namely; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have ratified the articles of Association of SACEP. It is also registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations as Multilateral Organization in accordance with under the Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations. SACEP has its headquarters at Colombo, Sri Lanka and is registered as a Specialized Agency under the Diplomatic Missions of the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka. SACEP is also the Secretariat for the South Asian Seas Programme (SASP), which is one of the eighteen Regional Seas Programmes of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). SACEP serve as the secretariat of SASP. SACEP is involved voluntarily for the capacity development, experience sharing, policy formulation, action plan, strategic plan, Task force for the member countries.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Nutrient sinks (e.g. constructed wetlands)
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Reduce invasive aquatic species introduction
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Cleaner production
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
A Scoping Study of Nutrient Pollution on the Coastal and Marine Systems of South Asia
Regional Oil and Chemical Spill Contingency Plan for South Asian Seas region
Development of a Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Strategy for the South Asian Seas Region
A Regional Strategy and Task force to address Ballast Water Management in South Asian Region.
In-kind contribution
awareness raising
Staff / Technical expertise
SACEP assist to the member countries for the preparaion of naitonal policy document
Basic information
Time-frame: 1982 - continuous support
South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme - SACEP (IGO), Ministry of environment, Ministry of Shipping, Coast Guard, Navy, Disaster Management Ministry, Ministry of Fisheries of each member countries.
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Tourism sector, fisher group, UNEP
Contact information
Dr. Muhammad Khurshid, Director General, khurshid@sacep.org, +94112589376
colombo, Sri Lanka
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