United Nations Environment Programme
   Ozone Secretariat

 Executive Secretary
 Deputy Executive Secretary
 Senior Legal Officer
 Senior Scientific Affairs Officer
 Fund & Administrative Officer
 Database Manager
 Monitoring & Compliance Officer
 Communications Officer
 Support Staff
UN Compound in Nairobi

About the Secretariat

The Ozone Secretariat is the Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and for the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Based at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) offices in Nairobi (Kenya), the Secretariat functions in accordance with Article 7 of the Vienna Convention and Article 12 of the Montreal Protocol.

The main duties of the Secretariat include:

Arranging for and servicing the Conference of the Parties, Meetings of the Parties, related Working Groups and Committees, the Bureaux, and the Assessment Panels; arranging for the implementation of decisions resulting from these meetings; monitoring the implementation of the Convention and the Protocol and reporting to the meetings of the Parties and to the Montreal Protocol’s  Implementation Committee; representing the Convention and the Protocol in relevant international and regional meetings; receiving, analyzing, and proving to the Parties data and information from the Parties on the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODSs); and providing information to governments, international organizations and individuals on various aspects of the protection of the ozone layer.

The Secretariat is located in the New Office Facility, Block 2, Top Floor, North Wing in UNEP’s headquarters in Nairobi.  The postal address is:

Ozone Secretariat
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
P.O. Box 30552
Nairobi 00100

You can also contact the Secretariat through:

Telephone: (254 20) 762 3851/3611
Facsimile: (254-20) 762 46 91/92/93
E-mail:  ozoneinfo@unep.org

When all international public switched telephone network (PSTN) lines to Kenya are busy, overseas subscribers can also reach the office through a dedicated satellite link via the United Nations facility in Brindisi, Italy. Please dial +39 0831 243 6666, a dial tone will follow; then dial extension 3850 or 3851.

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