International treaties and conventions related to biodiversity ratified by Lebanon

Title of the Treaty

Year of Issuance

Signature/ Adhesion/ Ratification/ Accession by the Government of Lebanon

  1. International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil.

1954

Adhesion: 16/11/1966, Law n°68/66.

  1. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and in Underwater.

1963

Ratification: 30/12/1964, Law n°59/64.

  1. International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage.

1969

Ratification: 12/10/1973, Law n°28/73.

  1. International Convention relating to Intervention on the High Seas in cases of Oil Pollution Casualties.

1969

Ratification: 12/10/1974, Decree n°9226.

  1. Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Seabed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil-London-Moscow-Washington

1971

Ratification: Decree n°9133 dated 7/10/1974

  1. Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter. London, Mexico city, Moscow, Washington.

1972

Signature: 15/05/1973. Not ratified.

  1. International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships; London.

1973

Adhesion: 24/11/1993.

  1. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

1975

Law n° 233 dated 22/10/2012

  1. Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution; Barcelona.

1976

Signature: 16/02/1976; Accession: 30/06/1977 by Decree-Law n°126.

  1. Protocol Concerning Co-operation in Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Oil and Other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency; Barcelona.

1976

Signature: 16/02/1976; Accession: 30/06/1977 Decree-Law n°126.

  1. Protocol for the Prevention and Elimination of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft; Barcelona.

1976

Signature: 16/2/1976; Accession: 30/06/1977 Decree Llaw n°126.

  1. Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources; Athens

1980

Adhesion: 17/05/1980; Accession: 27/12/1994.

  1. Convention of the Sea (Montego Bay); Jamaica.

1982

Adhesion: 22/02/1994, Law n°295.

  1. Protocol Concerning Mediterranean Specially Protected Area. 

1982

Adhesion: 27/12/1994.

  1. Convention on Biological Diversity; Rio de Janeiro.

1992

Ratification: Law n°360 dated 11/08/1994.

  1. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Rio de Janeiro. 

1992

Ratification: Law n°359 dated 11/08/1994.

  1. Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat –Ramsar.

1999

Adhesion: Law n°23 dated 01/03/1999.

  1. Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Water Birds (AEWA).

2002

Adhesion: Law n°412 dated 13/06/2002.

  1. Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic (ACCOBAMS).

2004

Adhesion: Law n°571 dated 05/02/2004.

  1. Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the CBD.

2006

Ratification: Law n°31 dated 16/10/2008.

  1. Amendments to the Barcelona Convention.

2008

Adhesion: Law n°34 dated 16/10/2008.

  1. Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean

2008

Ratification: Decree n°639 dated 18/09/2014

  1. Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Bene­fits Arising from their Utilization under theConvention on Biological Diversity

2010

Law n° 3 dated 3/02/2017