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Paragraphs in "Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region" coded as NATBS

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Art.14.1 1. The Contracting Parties shall co-operate, with the assistance of competent international and regional organizations, in the field of scientific research, monitoring and assessment of pollution in the Convention area, and shall exchange data and other scientific information for the purpose of this Convention and its related protocols.
Art.14.2 2. In addition, the Contracting Parties shall develop and co-ordinate national research and monitoring programmes concerning all types of pollution in the Convention area and shall establish, in co-operation with competent international and regional organizations, a regional network of national research centres and institutions to ensure compatible results. The Contracting Parties shall endeavour to participate in international arrangements for pollution research and monitoring in areas beyond their national jurisdiction.
Art.14.3 3. The Contracting Parties shall co-operate directly or through competent international or regional organizations, in the development of programmes for technical and other assistance in fields related to marine pollution and sound environmental management of the Convention area.
Art.16.1 1. The Contracting Parties designate the United Nations Environment Programme as the secretariat of the Convention to carry out the following functions:
Art.16.1.i (i)To prepare and convene the meetings of Contracting Parties and conferences provided for in articles 17 and 18;
Art.16.1.ii (ii)To transmit to the Contracting Parties notifications, reports and other information received in accordance with articles 3, 12, and 22;
Art.16.1.iii (iii)To perform the functions assigned to it by the protocols to this Convention;
Art.16.1.iv (iv)To consider enquiries by, and information from, the Contracting Parties and to consult with them on questions relating to this Convention and its related protocols and annexes thereto;
Art.16.1.v (v)To co-ordinate the implementation of cooperative activities agreed upon by the meetings of Contracting Parties and conferences provided for in article 17;
Art.16.1.vi (vi)To enter into such administrative arrangements as may be required for the effective discharge of the secretariat functions.
Art.16.2 2. Each Contracting Party shall designate an appropriate national authority as responsible for the co-ordination of national efforts for implementing this Convention and its related protocols. The appropriate national authority shall serve as the channel of communication between the Contracting Party and the Organization.