Mediterranean 2017 Quality Status Report

The 2017 Mediterranean Quality Status Report was launched at the 20th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, held in Tirana, Albania, on 17-20 December 2017. On that occasion, the Contracting Parties, i.e. 21 riparian countries of the Mediterranean and the EU, endorsed the key findings of the Report and welcomed its recommendations.

The 2017 Mediterranean Quality Status Report is an important achievement, based on joint and integrated efforts of the Contracting Parties, Partners, and the UN Environment/MAP Secretariat and Components. It provides a unique contribution to assessing the status of the Mediterranean ecosystem and the progress towards the achievement of its Good Environmental Status (GES). It is also an important milestone for the UN Environment/MAP system 40-year long experience in monitoring and assessing the marine and coastal environment of the Mediterranean.

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The online report can be accessed at