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Paragraphs in "Agreement To Constitute The International Center For Living Aquatic Resources Management As An International Organization" coded as DESCR

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Pre.1 WHEREAS, it is recognized that proper management of living aquatic resources and their environments is necessary in order to ensure that these resources can continue to provide food and livelihood opportunities for the populations of the developing world;
Pre.2 WHEREAS, a key to the proper management of these living aquatic resources and their environments is the better understanding, through scientific research, of these resources;
Pre.3 WHEREAS, the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (hereinafter at times referred to as "ICLARM") was established on 3 November 1976 in the Republic of the Philippines as a private, non-stock, philanthropic and non-profit corporation for the purpose of establishing, maintaining and operating an international aquatic resources center to address critical research issues;
Pre.4 WHEREAS, it is acknowledged that the research required for such an effort is, to a substantial extent, international in nature, unable or not likely to be undertaken by national organizations and that international research should be autonomous and non-political in operation;
Pre.5 WHEREAS, ICLARM, on 20 May 1992, has become one of the international research centers supported under the auspices of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), as informal association of national governments, international organizations and private institutions co-sponsored by the World Bank, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) formed for the purpose of contributing, through international research and related activities, and in partnership with national research systems, to sustainable improvements in the productivity of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in developing countries in ways that enhance nutrition and well-being, especially among low-income people;
Pre.6 WHEREAS, members of the CGIAR intend to provide funds for the regular budget of ICLARM to enable the Center to undertake its international research programs;
Pre.7 WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the populations of the developing world that ICLARM be granted the status of an international organization in order that ICLARM may be able to continue to provide the international research required for the management of the world's living aquatic resources;
Pre.8 WHEREAS, the parties to this Agreement agree that ICLARM should be provided with the status and characteristics appropriate to its international mandate, its international sources of financing, its international operations and the international character of its Board of Trustees and staff, in order for ICLARM to attain the objectives for which it was established;
Pre.9 WHEREAS, THEREFORE the States and International Organizations party to this Agreement agree on the establishment of the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management as an international organization, and agree, as follows: