South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) is an Inter-governmental organization, established in 1982 by the Governments of South Asia to promote and support protection, management and enhancement of the environment in the region. Eight member countries, namely; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have ratified the Articles of Association of SACEP. It is also registered with secretariat of the United Nations as a Multilateral Organization in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations. SACEP is also the Secretariat for the South Asian Seas Programme (SASP) which is one of the eighteen Regional Seas Programmes of United Nations Environment Programme. Government of Sri Lanka has hosted the Organisation and SACEP has its secretariat in Colombo which is enlisted as a Specialized Agency under the Diplomatic Missions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka.