LAUNCHING OF THE COLORING BOOK AND INFORMATIVE POSTER
Environmental Education Trainings for schoolchildren from Nearby Communities of Special Protected Areas (SPA) 2016
INTERNATIONAL OZONE DAY 2015

"Two-folded life" by the winner of the international photo contest Lusine Torosyan

TRAINING OF CUSTOMS OFFICERS
INTERNATIONAL OZONE DAY 2015
The ozone layer is a natural shield protecting us from the harmful UV-radiation
REGIONAL AWARENESS RAISING IN PRE-SCHOOL INSTITUTIONS
A healthy atmosphere, the Future We Want
Now: Pumps and alternative propellants using hydrocarbons are being used

Then: CFCs were the propellant used in various spray cans.

International Ozone Day Celebrations, Yerevan, September 2012
International Ozone Day Celebrations, Yerevan, September 2014

About The Multilateral Fund

The Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol provides funds to help developing countries comply with their obligations under the Protocol to phase out the use of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) at an agreed schedule. ODS are used in refrigeration, foam extrusion, industrial cleaning, fire extinguishing and fumigation. Countries eligible for this assistance are those with an annual per capita consumption of ODS of less than 0.3 kg a year, as defined in Article 5 of the Protocol. They are referred to as Article 5 countries.

The Montreal Protocol was agreed in 1987 after scientists showed that certain man-made substances were contributing to the depletion of the Earth's ozone layer which protects life below from damaging ultraviolet radiation. The Multilateral Fund was established by the London Amendment to the Protocol in 1990.

The phase-out of ODS will enable the ozone layer to repair itself.

The Fund was the first financial mechanism to be borne from an international treaty. It embodies the principle agreed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 that countries have a common but differentiated responsibility to protect and manage the global commons.

The Fund is managed by an Executive Committee with an equal representation of seven industrialized and seven Article 5 countries which are elected annually by a Meeting of the Parties. The Committee reports annually to the Meeting of the Parties on its operations.

Financial and technical assistance is provided in the form of grants or concessional loans and is delivered primarily through four 'implementing agencies':

  • United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • World Bank

The Fund Secretariat is based in Montreal, Canada, and comprises a small number of professional and support staff.



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