Greater flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) in the mangroves of Umm Al-Qaiwain, United Arab Emirates

West Asia

UN Environment Programme's West Asia Office supports healthy ecosystems, clean air and water, sustainable consumption and production, and productive land for resilient and sustainable development.


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The Challenge
West Asia is oil rich and water scarce, and the region occupies a strategic geopolitical location at the crossroads of three continents.

These factors, in combination with others, have triggered conflicts and rivalries that have had serious impacts on people and the environment. Peace and improved environmental governance are key to achieving prosperity and resilience in the West Asian region.

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  • About the Regional Office in West Asia
  • Our partners

The UN Environment Programme Regional Office for West Asia is located in the UN House in Beirut, Lebanon 

The Regional office serves twelve countries of the region namely:

  1. Kingdom of Bahrain 
  2. Republic of Iraq 
  3. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan  
  4. State of Kuwait
  5. Republic of Lebanon  
  6. Sultanate of Oman  
  7. State of Palestine
  8. State of Qatar  
  9. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  10. Syrian Arab Republic
  11. United Arab Emirates  
  12. Republic of Yemen

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Regional Office for West Asia

Our work in West Asia is made possible by our partnerships with governments, businesses, civil society organizations and other actors in the region. A list of our partners is available here.