United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements

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The InforMEA portal provides treaty texts and provisions of decisions and resolutions adopted by the governing bodies of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). This is linked to the e-learning section.

InforMEA offers:

  • A Keyword search facility covering  
  • Treaty Texts and over 13,000 COP Decisions. 
  • Internationally agreed Goals and Targets including the SDGs. 
  • +190,000 national laws and 3,000 court cases (powered by ECOLEX). 
  • A Learning section with 46 free online courses supporting 50,000 learners from over 190 countries. 
  • Party Profiles including national focal points and experts, national reports and action plans
  • Treaty Profiles with texts, governing body decisions, ratification and implementation status
  • A Glossary with definitions and relationships of key concepts of Environmental Law
  • A Goals section showing the collective contribution by MEAs to internationally agreed goals


The initiative behind InforMEA is co-chaired by UNEP and CITES and brings together 22 MEA Secretariats hosted by 5 UN organizations and IUCN, in addition to observers and partners, to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of parties and the environment community at large. InforMEA is facilitated by UNEP and financially supported by the European Union.

MEAs include: Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm and Minamata, SAICM (Chemicals and Wastes); CBD, CMS, AEWA, IPBES, MAP & Regional Seas (Biodiversity); CITES (Trade in Wildlife); ITPGR-FA (Plants); Vienna (Ozone); Wetlands Convention; DOALOS; UNCCD (Deserts); UNFCCC, IPCC (Climate Change); 5 UNECE Conventions and a number of regional conventions.