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Paragraphs in "Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program" coded as HOBS

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Art.8 Article VIII Meeting of the Parties
Art.8.1 1. The Parties shall meet periodically to consider matters pertaining to the implementation of this Agreement and to make all decisions relevant thereto.
Art.8.2 2. The ordinary Meeting of the Parties shall take place at least once a year, preferably in conjunction with an IATTC meeting.
Art.8.3 3. The Parties may also hold extraordinary meetings when deemed necessary. These meetings shall be convened at the request of any Party, provided that such request is supported by a majority of the Parties.
Art.8.4 4. The Meeting of the Parties shall be held when a quorum is present. Quorum is reached when a majority of the Parties are present. This rule shall also apply to meetings of subsidiary organs established under this Agreement.
Art.8.5 5. The meetings shall be held in Spanish and English, and the documents of the Meeting of the Parties shall be produced in both these languages.
Art.9 Article IX Decision Making
Art.9.1x All decisions made by the Parties at meetings convened pursuant to Article VIII shall be by consensus.
Art.17 Article XVII Transparency
Art.17.1 1. The Parties shall promote transparency in the implementation of this Agreement, including through public participation, as appropriate.
Art.17.2 2. Representatives from intergovernmental organizations and representatives from non-governmental organizations concerned with matters relevant to the implementation of this Agreement shall be afforded the opportunity to take part in meetings of the Parties convened pursuant to Article VIII as observers or otherwise, as appropriate, in accordance with the guidelines and criteria set forth in Annex X. Such intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations shall have timely access to relevant information, subject to procedural rules on access to such information that the Parties may adopt.