Welcome to the GPA/Stakeholder Forum website!

The purpose of this website is to provide information to stakeholders about the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities.

Stakeholder Forum is delighted to continue our partnerhsip with UNEP/GPA as we work to implement the new approach called for at the Second Intergovernmental Review meeting of the GPA (IGR-2), which was held in Beijing, China, from 16-20 October 2006.


The Beijing Declaration that was adopted at the meeting marks a new direction in the implementation of the GPA, with greater emphasis on national and local-level action supported by a call for creating sustainable financial mechanisms, economic valuation of goods and services provided by oceans and integrated approaches, in particular approaches linking freshwater and coastal management.


This new focus reinforces the vital role stakeholders have to play in developing solutions to prevent the degradation of the marine environment from land-based activities. It also opens the door to a wide range of opportunities for stakeholders to contribute to the implementation of the GPA in the running up to the Third Intergovernmental Review Meeting, tentatively scheduled to take place in 2011. We look forward to your active involvement in the implementation of the outcomes of the IGR-2 and hope this website will provide you with all the necessary information to make this happen.

GPA Outreach

With the support of the UNEP/GPA Coordination Office, the newsletter GPA Outreach has been re-launched and will now be issued on a quarterly basis.


First published in 2006, in the running up to the IGR-2, GPA Outreach aims to provide a resource for stakeholders about the GPA and the implementation of decisions made at the IGR-2.


Read the most recent issue of the quarterly GPA Outreach:

GPA Outreach January - March 2009


For previous issues of Outreach from 2008, please click here.

To access the Outreach archive for issues pre-2008, please click here.