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About Us

Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

 

The ozone layer is a protective film around the Earth. It absorbs the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and protects us from its harmful effects.  But, did you ever wonder who looks after the ozone layer? Well, countries, organizations and administrations like the Ozone Secretariat protect the ozone layer.

The Ozone Secretariat is based in Nairobi, Kenya, housed within the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment). It is the administrative office for two very important ozone protection treaties/agreements, the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Both play a major role in protecting the ozone layer and reduce the size of its hole.

The Ozone Secretariat organises conferences and meetings for the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol, manages the implementation of decisions resulting from these conventions and meetings, provides stakeholders with data and information on the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODSs) and provides governments, organizations and individuals with information on how they can protect the ozone layer as well.

17 Number of staff

6 Number of countries represented by staff

1991 Year of establishment

Our Mission

To facilitate and support the parties to the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol and other stakeholders in implementing actions to heal and protect the ozone layer,  thus protecting human health, life on planet and minimizing impacts on climate.

Meet Our Team

Tina Birmpili Executive Secretary
Country of Origin Greece
Megumi Seki Deputy Executive Secretary
Country of Origin Japan
Gilbert Bankobeza Senior Legal Officer
Country of Origin United Republic of Tanzania
Sophia Mylona Senior Environmental Affairs Officer
Country of Origin Greece
Kathleen Creavalle Senior Administrative Officer
Country of Origin Guyana
Gerald Mutisya Programme Officer
Country of Origin Kenya
Katherine Theotocatos Programme Management Officer
Country of Origin South Africa
Dan Teng'o Communications Officer
Country of Origin Kenya
Ann Gachingiri Administrative Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Betty Kamanga Administrative Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Esther Nginyo Meetings Services Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Jacqueline Gitau Programme Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Jacqueline Nyanjui Administrative Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Julius Njenga Information Management Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Lora Manasseh Programme Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Martha Mulumba Information Systems Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Benjamin Kuria Team Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Tina Birmpili Executive Secretary
Country of Origin Greece
Megumi Seki Deputy Executive Secretary
Country of Origin Japan
Gilbert Bankobeza Senior Legal Officer
Country of Origin United Republic of Tanzania
Sophia Mylona Senior Environmental Affairs Officer
Country of Origin Greece
Kathleen Creavalle Senior Administrative Officer
Country of Origin Guyana
Gerald Mutisya Programme Officer
Country of Origin Kenya
Katherine Theotocatos Programme Management Officer
Country of Origin South Africa
Dan Teng'o Communications Officer
Country of Origin Kenya
Ann Gachingiri Administrative Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Betty Kamanga Administrative Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Esther Nginyo Meetings Services Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Jacqueline Gitau Programme Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Jacqueline Nyanjui Administrative Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Julius Njenga Information Management Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Lora Manasseh Programme Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Martha Mulumba Information Systems Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya
Benjamin Kuria Team Assistant
Country of Origin Kenya