The body is often made up of states parties to the agreement (i.e. those who have signed, ratified or otherwise agreed to the agreement). These can be called The Conference of States Parties, Assembly of States Parties or a similar name. There may also be a secretariat to support the work of the governing body. GENEVA (16 August 2019) – As threats to individuals and communities defending their environmental and land rights are increasing in many parts of the world, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Rights Office today prioritised efforts to promote and protect human rights and the environment. Many multilateral environmental agreements (MEA) are a body to monitor the agreement. The leaders of the two UN bodies agreed that, although more than 150 countries have recognized the human right to a healthy environment in their constitutions, national laws and jurisprudence or through regional agreements, much more work is needed to inform policy makers, judicial institutions and the public of different ways to take steps to preserve this right. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is home to the secretariats of many critical environmental agreements and multilateral research organizations that bring nations and the environmental community together to meet the major challenges of our time. UNEP is assisting the Afghan National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) to implement multilateral and regional environmental agreements through training and technical assistance in the development of project proposals, legal harmonization and reporting. The position was then maintained for 17 years (1975-1992) by Mostafa Kamal Tolba, who played a major role in putting environmental concerns at the forefront of global thinking and action.
It was under his leadership that the Montreal Protocol was negotiated with the most famous success of the United Nations, the historic 1987 agreement for the protection of the ozone layer. He was replaced by Elizabeth Dowdeswell (1992-1998), Klaus Tupfer (1998-2006), Achim Steiner (2006-2016) and Erik Solheim (2016-2018). UNEP was founded in 1972 by Canadian businessman and philanthropist Maurice Strong, its first director, following the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference). Its mandate covers a wide range of areas, including the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, environmental policy and green economic development. One of UNEP`s activities is the development of international environmental agreements; Promoting environmental science and information cooperation with public and private stakeholders in policy development and implementation; funding and implementation of environmental development projects such as wetland reforestation and restoration; and formulate guidelines on issues such as international trade in potentially harmful chemicals, cross-border air pollution and contamination of international waterways. It also has archives for scientific and ecological research.  There are many more MEAS than this manual. In addition to global conventions such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there are agreements on specific themes such as the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species and certain regions, the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea from Pollution. These are not overseen by UN bodies, but by specialized organizations created by the conventions. The partnership will also encourage heads of state and government to increase acceptance of the human right to a healthy environment and to gain global recognition. It will work to help national governments promote human rights-based policies, including sustainable natural resource management, development planning and climate change measures