The Convention’s secretariat is provided by the Regional Coordination Unit of the United Nation’s Environment Program (UNEP-RAC/RCU) based in Kingston, Jamaica. His role is to coordinate the program and the actions for the protection of the Caribbean seas. For this purpose, the UNEP-RAC/RCU is assisted by Regional Activity Centers (RAC) that provide scientific and technical support, contribute to fundraising and elaborate projects. These RAC are run by different signatory States of the Convention. Thus, the SPAW-RAC is run by France.