The Bonn Agreement has several levels of policy that govern its operation. Firstly the Agreement itself, originally signed in 1969 and regularly updated since, which outlines the legal basis for the organisation and its work. It stipulates the areas that the cooperation will cover and how Contracting Parties should act within the agreement in the case of pollution.
The Dublin Declaration and Bonn Agreement Action Plan
The Bonn Agreement held its first Ministerial Meeting in 2010 marking the accession of Ireland to the Agreement. The Ministers also adopted the Dublin Declaration and the Bonn Agreement Action Plan (BAAP) 2010-2013. The Dublin Declaration set out the future strategic direction for the organisation and the BAAP contained the practical actions to fulfil it. The BAAP is updated every three years.