About GloLitter Partnerships

The Issue

IMO has been regulating marine plastic litter for the last 50 years - from the dumping of waste at sea to discharges from ships. IMO is actively working to ensure its existing rules are implemented and is considering new measures. Under its Action Plan to Address Marine Plastic Litter from Ships IMO, implementing in partnership with FAO, is working to support its participating countries to tackle marine plastic litter issues on national and regional levels both from shipping and fisheries sectors through the the GloLitter Partnerships Project.

Click here to find more about marine litter and here for more information about IMO and its role in protecting the world’s oceans. Information on FAO’s work on responsible fishing operations can be found here.

Geographic Focus

GloLitter works in 5 key regions, with a total of 30 countries engaged as either Lead Partner Countries (LPCs) or Partner Countries (PCs). Find out more about the role of LPCs and PCs here.





The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

The Republic of Kenya

The Republic of Madagascar

The Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Republic of Cabo Verde

The Republic of the Gambia

The Republic of Mozambique

The Republic of Senegal

The Republic of the Sudan

The United Republic of Tanzania

The Togolese Republic


The Republic of India

The Republic of Indonesia

The Republic of the Philippines

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

The Kingdom of Thailand

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Central America & the Caribbean

The Republic of Costa Rica


The Republic of Nicaragua

The Republic of Panama

Latin America

The Federative Republic of Brazil

The Argentine Republic

The Republic of Colombia

The Republic of Ecuador

The Republic of Peru


The Republic of Vanuatu

Solomon Islands

The Kingdom of Tonga

Our Solution

  • Equip partner countries with knowledge and tools to initiate legal, policy and institutional reforms in shipping and fisheries sectors to address the problems of marine plastic litter in line with international policies and regulations.
  • Establish public-private partnerships through the Global Industry Alliance to demonstrate best marine plastic litter management solutions.
  • Engage women in tackling marine plastic litter problems through a grants program.
  • Facilitate regional and global partnerships between countries and organizations to have a greater impact.

The Impact

✓ Marine plastic litter originating from the shipping and fisheries sectors is prevented and reduced.

Click here to access more information about the GloLitter Partnerships Project

Expected Outcomes

  • Global awareness of sea-based marine plastic litter expanded
  • Lead Partner Countries undertake legal, policy and institutional reforms
  • Institutional capacity of the port state control improved
  • Public-private partnerships spur the development of cost-effective sea-based marine plastic litter management solutions

Total Budget

Approximately $5 Million