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Paragraphs in "Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution" coded as HOBF

Label Provision
Art.5 Article 5
Art.5.1 1. The Parties shall jointly draw up and determine guidelines covering the practical, operational and technical aspects of joint action.
Art.5.2 2. To facilitate active cooperation, each of the Parties shall undertake to provide the other Parties with the information referred to in Article 4 (2) (a) and (b), and information on:
Art.5.2.a (a) its national resources (equipment and staff) intended for preventing and dealing with such pollution, of which, at the time of a pollution incident, some could be made available within the framework of international assistance under conditions to be determined between the Parties concerned;
Art.5.2.b (b) new methods to avoid such pollution and effective new techniques for dealing with it;
Art.5.2.c (c) the main pollution incidents on which it has had to take action.
Art.15 Article 15
Art.15.1 1. Meetings of the Parties to this Agreement shall be held at regular intervals or at any time when, owing to special circumstances, it shall be decided to do so pursuant to the rules of procedure.
Art.15.2 2. In the course of their first meetings, the Parties shall draw up rules of procedure and financial regulations, which shall be adopted by a unanimous vote. 3. The depositary government shall convene the first meeting of the Parties as soon as possible following entry into force of this Agreement.
Art.17 Article 17
Art.17.1x Meetings of the Parties shall be responsible for:
Art.17.1x.a (a) general monitoring of implementation of this Agreement;
Art.17.1x.b (b) regular examination of the effectiveness of measures taken pursuant to this Agreement;
Art.17.1x.c (c) endeavouring as soon as possible to identify and define those areas which, owing to their environmental characteristics, must be regarded as particularly sensitive;
Art.17.1x.d (d) carrying out any other functions which may be necessary in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.
Art.18 Article 18
Art.18.1 1. An International Centre shall be set up with the aim of assisting those States which are Parties to react swiftly and effectively to pollution incidents.
Art.18.2 2. This Centre, having its seat in the depositary State, shall cooperate with existing bodies in the other Parties in order to ensure the desired swiftness and effectiveness throughout the region covered by this Agreement and, where necessary, outside that region.
Art.18.3 3. The meeting of the Parties shall define the functions of the Centre on the basis of the guidelines given in Annex 2.
Art.20 Article 20
Art.20.1 1. Without prejudice to the provisions of Annex 1.3 of this Agreement, any proposal from one of the Parties with a view to amendment of this Agreement or its Annexes shall be studied at a meeting of the Parties. Following adoption of the proposal by a unanimous vote, the Parties shall be notified of the amendment by the depositary government.
Art.20.2 2. Such an amendment shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date on which the depositary government receives notification of its approval by all Contracting Parties.
Art.23 Article 23
Art.23.1 1. The Parties may unanimously invite any other State having a north-east Atlantic coast to accede to this Agreement.
Art.23.2 2. If they do so, Articles 3 and 21 of this Agreement and Annex 1 hereto shall be amended accordingly. Any amendments shall be adopted by a unanimous vote at a meeting of the Contracting Parties and shall take effect at the time of entry into force of this Agreement for the acceding State.