The Republic of Malta
Malta hosted the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) workshop on Water, Coastal and Marine Resource Management in Small Island Developing States in December 1997; one UNESCO specialist attended. An observer from Malta attended the intersectoral workshop Towards Wise Coastal Development Practices held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in the beginning of December 1998.
A guide Coastal Sand Dunes under Siege a Guide to Conservation for Environmental Managers was published in 2002 by the International Environment Institute Foundation for International Studies. The publication was part funded by UNESCO/CSI. Funds for a project, to be executed by the local university, on Maltas coastal dunes and their habitats were approved by UNESCO in 2002.