Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


The HELCOM Secretariat coordinates the work and meetings of the Helsinki Commission, and ensures that the contracting Parties meet their obligations under the Helsinki Convention.

The international team is led by the Executive Secretary. About half of the staff members perform permanent secretariat functions and the other half work for projects. 

The Headquarters of HELCOM, the Secretariat, is located in Helsinki, Finland.

HQ Agreement

​The status of the HELCOM Secretariat is based on an Agreement between the Government of Finland and the Commission (law 548/80, decree 549/80).


​Katajanokanlaituri 6 B,
FI-00160 Helsinki
+358 207 412 649

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