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184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Pre.1 The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the Government of Norway and the Government of Finland,
184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Pre.2 Considering that, when they come into operation, the Kaitakoski hydro-electric power station and dam will serve as the control installation for Lake Inari in place of the Niskakoski dam, and
184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Pre.3 Desiring to serve in the best possible manner the interests of all three Parties in the regulation of Lake Inari,
184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Pre.4 Have decided to conclude, this Agreement and have for this purpose appointed as their plenipotentiaries:
184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Pre.5 The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: Dmitry Grigorevich Kotilevsky, Chief Engineer of the Central Power Board under the State Planning Committee of the USSR;
184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Pre.6 The Government of Norway: Hans-Christian Boehlke, Chief of Division in the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Pre.7 The Government of Finland: Soini Palasto, Consul-General, Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Pre.8 who, having exhibited their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed as follows:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.1 His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia etc. and Apostolic King of Hungary, in the name of his Highness Prince Lichtenstein as well; His Majesty the German Emperor, King of Prussia, in the name of the German Empire; His Majesty the King of the Belgians; His Majesty the King of Spain, and, in his name, Her Majesty the Queen-Regent of the Kingdom; the President of the French Republic; His Majesty the King of the Hellenes; His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxemburg; His Highness the Prince of Monaco; His Majesty the King of Portugal and Algarbia; His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway, in the name of Sweden; and the Federal Council of Switzerland, considering the adoption by the various States of an uniform procedure concerning the protection of birds useful to agriculture, have determined to make a Convention and have appointed as their respective plenipotentiaries for this purpose the following gentlemen:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.10 On behalf of The President of the French Republic:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.11 His Excellency THEOPHILUS DELCASSÉ, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Foreign Minister;
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.12 On behalf of His Majesty the King of the Hellenes,
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.13 M. N. DELYANNIS, Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the President of the French Republic;
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.14 On behalf of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxemburg:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.15 M. VANNERUS, Chargé d'affaires at Paris;
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.16 On behalf of His Highness the Prince of Monaco:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.17 M. I. P. DEPELLEY, Chargé d'affaires at Paris;
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.18 On behalf of His Majesty the King of Portugal and Algarbia:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.19 M. T. DE SOUZA, Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the President of the French Republic;
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.2 On behalf of His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia etc., and Apostolic King of Hungary:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.20 On behalf of His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway, in the name of Sweden:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.21 M. H. ÅKERMAN, Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the President of the French Republic; and the
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.22 On behalf of the Swiss Federal Council:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.23 M. CHARLES LARDY, Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the President of the Republic of France:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.24 The said plenipotentiaries, after an intercommunication of their powers of attorney found good and sufficient, agreed upon the following clauses:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.3 His Excellency Count WOLKENSTEIN-TROSTBURG, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the President of the French Republic;
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.4 On behalf of His Majesty the German Emperor, King of Prussia:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.5 His Serene Highness Prince RADOLIN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the President of the French Republic;
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.6 On behalf of His Majesty the King of the Belgians:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.7 Baron D'ANETHAN, Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the President of the French Republic;
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.8 On behalf of His Majesty the King of Spain and, in his name, Her Majesty the Queen-Regent of that Kingdom:
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Pre.9 His Excellency the Marquis DE LEON Y CASTILLO del Muni, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the President of the French Republic;
2597 Convention Respecting Measures For The Preservation And Protection Of The Fur Seals In The North Pacific Ocean Pre.1 His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, the United States of America, His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, being desirous of adopting effective means for the preservation and protection of the fur seals which frequent the waters of the North Pacific Ocean, have resolved to conclude a Convention for the purpose, and to that end have named as their Plenipotentiaries:
2597 Convention Respecting Measures For The Preservation And Protection Of The Fur Seals In The North Pacific Ocean Pre.2 [Names of plenipotentiaries not listed here.]
2597 Convention Respecting Measures For The Preservation And Protection Of The Fur Seals In The North Pacific Ocean Pre.3 Who, after having communicated to one another their respective full powers, which were found to be in due and proper form, have agreed upon the following Articles:
2598 Treaty Concerning The Archipelago Of Spitsbergen Pre.1 The President of the United States of America; His Majesty the King of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India; His Majesty the King of Denmark; the President of the French Republic; His Majesty the King of Italy; His Majesty the Emperor of Japan; His Majesty the King of Norway; Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands; His Majesty the King of Sweden,
2598 Treaty Concerning The Archipelago Of Spitsbergen Pre.2 DESIROUS, while recognising the sovereignty of Norway over the Archipelago of Spitsbergen, including Bear Island, of seeing these territories provided with an equitable regime, in order to assure their development and peaceful utilisation,
2598 Treaty Concerning The Archipelago Of Spitsbergen Pre.3 HAVE APPOINTED as their respective Plenipotentiaries with a view to concluding a Treaty to this effect:
2598 Treaty Concerning The Archipelago Of Spitsbergen Pre.4 [Names of plenipotentiaries not reproduced here.]
2598 Treaty Concerning The Archipelago Of Spitsbergen Pre.5 Who, having communicated their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed as follows:
2599 Convention concerning the Organisation of Combat against Locusts Pre.1 Who have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:
2599 Convention concerning the Organisation of Combat against Locusts Pre.2 [Names of plenipotentiaries not listed here.]
2599 Convention concerning the Organisation of Combat against Locusts Pre.3 The undersigned, Plenipotentiaries of the Governments of the countries enumerated above, having met in conference at Rome, at the Palace of the International Institute of Agriculture, have agreed on the following provisions:
2602 International Agreement For The Creation Of An International Office For Dealing With Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.1 The Governments of the Argentine Republic, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg, Morocco, Mexico, Principality of Monaco, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Roumania, Siam, Sweden, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia and of Tunis, having considered that it would be advantageous to organise the International Office for dealing with the Contagious Diseases of Animals as contemplated by the International Conference for the Study of Contagious Diseases of Animals on 27 May 1921, have decided to conclude an agreement to this effect and have agreed as follows:
2608 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice In The Skagerak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.1 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF DENMARK AND ICELAND, HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF NORWAY
2608 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice In The Skagerak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.2 and HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF SWEDEN, having agreed to conclude a Convention between Denmark, Norway and Sweden, concerning the preservation of plaice in the Skagerak, Kattegat and Sound, have appointed for that purpose as their Plenipotentiaries:
2608 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice In The Skagerak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.3 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF DENMARK AND ICELAND:
2608 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice In The Skagerak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.4 Count Eduard Vilhelm Sophus Christian REVENTLOW, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Stockholm;
2608 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice In The Skagerak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.5 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF NORWAY:
2608 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice In The Skagerak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.6 M. Johan Herman WOLLEBÆK, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Stockholm;
2608 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice In The Skagerak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.7 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF SWEDEN:
2608 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice In The Skagerak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.8 H. E. M. Rickard Johannes SANDLER, Minister for Foreign Affairs;
2608 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice In The Skagerak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.9 Who, having received full powers for the purpose, have agreed on the following provisions:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.1 THE FEDERAL PRESIDENT OF AUSTRIA; HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BELGIANS; HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BULGARIANS; THE PRESIDENT OF THE SPANISH REPUBLIC; THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC; HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE HELLENES; HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF ITALY; THE PRESIDENT OF THE LATVIAN REPUBLIC; HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS; THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND; HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF ROUMANIA; THE SWISS FEDERAL COUNCIL; THE PRESIDENT OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC; THE PRESIDENT OF THE TURKISH REPUBLIC; THE CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS,
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.10 M. Nicolas ANTONOFF, Permanent Delegate accredited to the League of Nations, Minister Plenipotentiary.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.11 THE PRESIDENT OF THE SPANISH REPUBLIC:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.12 M. Julio LÓPEZ OLIVÁN, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Federal Council.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.13 THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.14 Dr. V. DROUIN, Head of the Veterinary Service at the Ministry of Agriculture.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.15 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE HELLENES:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.16 M. Raoul BIBICA-ROSETTI, Permanent Delegate accredited to the League of Nations, Minister Plenipotentiary.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.17 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF ITALY:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.18 Professor C. BISANTI, Veterinary Inspector-General at the Ministry of the Interior.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.19 THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.2 Being convinced that an unceasing and increasingly effective campaign against contagious diseases of animals can only be successfully prosecuted by concerted action by the countries concerned;
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.20 M. Jules FELDMANS, Permanent Delegate accredited to the League of Nations, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Federal Council.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.21 HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.22 Ridder C. VAN RAPPARD, Permanent Delegate accredited to the League of Nations, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Federal Council.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.23 THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.24 M. Titus KOMARNICKI, Permanent Delegate accredited to the League of Nations, Minister Plenipotentiary.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.25 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF ROUMANIA:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.26 M. Constantin ANTONIADE, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the League of Nations.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.27 THE SWISS FEDERAL COUNCIL:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.28 Dr. G. FLÜCKIGER, Director of the Federal Veterinary Office.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.29 THE PRESIDENT OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.3 Recognising unanimously, moreover, that, in any action intended to facilitate international trade in live-stock and animal products, the first item in the programme must be the improvement of veterinary health conditions by every possible means, including closer and more frequent international co-operation;
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.30 M. Rodolphe KÜNZL-JIZERSKÝ, Permanent Delegate accredited to the League of Nations, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Federal Council.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.31 THE PRESIDENT OF THE TURKISH REPUBLIC:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.32 M. Cemal HÜSNÜ TARÂY, Permanent Delegate accredited to the League of Nations, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Federal Council.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.33 THE CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.34 Vladimir POTEMKINE, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the President of the French Republic.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.35 Who, having communicated their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following provisions:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.4 Have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.5 THE FEDERAL PRESIDENT OF AUSTRIA:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.6 M. Emerich PFLÜGL, Permanent Representative accredited to the League of Nations, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.7 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BELGIANS:
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.8 M. Paul VAN ZEELAND, Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Pre.9 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BULGARIANS:
2612 International Agreement For The Regulation Of Whaling Pre.1 The Governments of the Union of South Africa, the United States of America, the Argentine Republic, the Commonwealth of Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, New Zealand and Norway, desiring to secure the prosperity of the whaling industry and, for that purpose, to maintain the stock of whales, have agreed as follows:
2613 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice And Dab In The Skagerrak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.1 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF DENMARK AND ICELAND, HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF NORWAY, and HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF SWEDEN, having agreed to conclude a Convention between Denmark, Norway and Sweden concerning the preservation of plaice and dab in the Skagerrak, Kattegat and Sound, have appointed for that purpose as their Plenipotentiaries :
2613 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice And Dab In The Skagerrak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.2 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF DENMARK AND ICELAND :
2613 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice And Dab In The Skagerrak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.3 M. Henrik Louis Hans KAUFFMANN, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Oslo ;
2613 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice And Dab In The Skagerrak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.4 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF NORWAY :
2613 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice And Dab In The Skagerrak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.5 M. Halvdan KOHT, Minister for Foreign Affairs ;
2613 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice And Dab In The Skagerrak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.6 HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF SWEDEN :
2613 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice And Dab In The Skagerrak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.7 M. Torvald Magnusson HÖJER, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Oslo ;
2613 Convention Between Denmark, Norway And Sweden Concerning The Preservation Of Plaice And Dab In The Skagerrak, Kattegat And Sound Pre.8 Who, having received full powers for the purpose, have agreed on the following Articles :
2615 Convention On Nature Protection And Wildlife Preservation In The Western Hemisphere Pre.1 Preamble
2615 Convention On Nature Protection And Wildlife Preservation In The Western Hemisphere Pre.2 The Governments of the American Republics, wishing to protect and preserve in their natural habitat representatives of all species and genera of their native flora and fauna, including migratory birds, in sufficient numbers and over areas extensive enough to assure them from becoming extinct through any agency within man's control; and
2615 Convention On Nature Protection And Wildlife Preservation In The Western Hemisphere Pre.3 Wishing to protect and preserve scenery of extraordinary beauty, unusual and striking geologic formations, regions and natural objects of aesthetic, historic or scientific value, and areas characterized by primitive conditions in those cases covered by this Convention; and
2615 Convention On Nature Protection And Wildlife Preservation In The Western Hemisphere Pre.4 Wishing to conclude a convention on the protection of nature and the preservation of flora and fauna to effectuate the foregoing purposes have agreed upon the following Articles:
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Pre.1 Preamble
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Pre.2 The Nations accepting this Constitution, being determined to promote the common welfare by furthering separate and collective action on their part for the purpose of: raising levels of nutrition and standards of living of the peoples under their respective jurisdictions;
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Pre.3 securing improvements in the efficiency of the production and distribution of all food and agricultural products;
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Pre.4 bettering the condition of rural populations;
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Pre.5 and thus contributing towards an expanding world economy and ensuring humanity's freedom from hunger;
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Pre.6 hereby establish the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, hereinafter referred to as the "Organization" through which the Members will report to one another on the measures taken and the progress achieved in the field of action set forth above.
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Pre.1 The Governments whose duly authorised representatives have subscribed hereto,
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Pre.2 Recognizing the interest of the nations of the world in safeguarding for future generations the great natural resources represented by the whale stocks;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Pre.3 Considering that the history of whaling has seen over-fishing of one area after another and of one species of whale after another to such a degree that it is essential to protect all species of whales from further over-fishing;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Pre.4 Recognizing that the whale stocks are susceptible of natural increases if whaling is properly regulated, and that increases in the size of whale stocks will permit increases in the number of whales which may be captured without endangering these natural resources;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Pre.5 Recognizing that it is in the common interest to achieve the optimum level of whale stocks as rapidly as possible without causing widespread economic and nutritional distress;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Pre.6 Recognizing that in the course of achieving these objectives, whaling operations should be confined to those species best able to sustain exploitation in order to give an interval for recovery to certain species of whales now depleted in numbers;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Pre.7 Desiring to establish a system of international regulation for the whale fisheries to ensure proper and effective conservation and development of whale stocks on the basis of the principles embodied in the provisions of the International Agreement for the Regulation of Whaling, signed in London on 8th June, 1937, and the protocols to that Agreement signed in London on 24th June, 1938, and 26th November, 1945; and
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Pre.8 Having decided to conclude a convention to provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Pre.9 Have agreed as follows:-
2624 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indo-Pacific Fisheries Commission Pre.1 THE GOVERNMENTS of Burma, China, France, India, the Netherlands, the Republic of the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, members of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, having a mutual interest in the development and proper utilization of the living aquatic resources of the Indo-Pacific areas, and desiring to further the attainment of these ends through international cooperation by the establishment of an Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council agree as follows:
2625 International Convention For The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Pre.1 The Governments whose duly authorized representatives have subscribed hereto, sharing a substantial interest in the conservation of the fishery resources of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, have resolved to conclude a convention for the investigation, protection and conservation of the fisheries of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, in order to make possible the maintenance of a maximum sustained catch from those fisheries and to that end have, through their duly authorized representatives, agreed as follows :
2626 International Convention For The Permanent Control Of Outbreak Areas Of The Red Locust Pre.1 The Governments of Belgium, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Union of South Africa and Southern Rhodesia, wishing to improve and extend the International Organisation provisionally established to carry out the recommendations of the 5th International Anti-Locust Conference held at Brussels on 1st September, 1938, with a view to preventing outbreaks of the Red Locust, and considering that the time has come to give effect to the suggestions made by experts of the countries primarily concerned at their meetings at Lusaka in September, 1945, and June, 1947, have agreed as follows:
2627 Convention For The Establishment Of An Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Pre.1 The United States of America and the Republic of Costa Rica considering their mutual interest in maintaining the populations of yellowfin and skipjack tuna and of other kinds of fish taken by tuna fishing vessels in the eastern Pacific Ocean which by reason of continued use have come to be of common concern and desiring to co-operate in the gathering and interpretation of factual information to facilitate maintaining the populations of these fishes at a level which will permit maximum sustained catches year after year, have agreed to conclude a Convention for these purposes and to that end have named as their Plenipotentiaries: who, having communicated to each other their full powers, found to be in good and due form, have agreed as follows:
2633 International Convention For The Protection Of Birds Pre.1 The Governments signatory to this Convention,
2633 International Convention For The Protection Of Birds Pre.2 Realizing the danger of extermination which threatens certain species of birds and concerned about the numerical decrease in other species, particularly migratory species; and
2633 International Convention For The Protection Of Birds Pre.3 Considering that, in the interests of science, the protection of nature and the economy of each nation, all birds should as a matter of principle be protected;
2633 International Convention For The Protection Of Birds Pre.4 Have recognized the need to amend the International Convention for the Protection of Birds useful to Agriculture, signed in Paris on 19 March 1902, and have agreed on the following provisions:
2638 Agreement Concerning Measures For The Protection Of The Stocks Of Deep Sea Prawns (Pandalus Borealis), European Lobsters (Homarus Vulgaris), Norway Lobsters (Nephrops Norvegicus) And Crabs (Cancer Pagurus) Pre.1 The Governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, being desirous of concluding an agreement relating to measures for the protection of stocks of deep-sea prawns (Pandalus borealis), European lobsters (Homarus vulgaris), Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus) and crabs (Cancer pagurus), have agreed as follows:
2639 International Convention For The High Seas Fisheries Of The North Pacific Ocean Pre.1 The Governments of the United States of America, Canada and Japan, whose respective duly accredited representatives have subscribed hereto,
2639 International Convention For The High Seas Fisheries Of The North Pacific Ocean Pre.2 Acting as sovereign nations in the light of their rights under the principles of international law and custom to exploit the fishery resources of the high seas, and
2639 International Convention For The High Seas Fisheries Of The North Pacific Ocean Pre.3 Believing that it will best serve the common interest of mankind, as well as the interests of the Contracting Parties, to ensure the maximum sustained productivity of the fishery resources of the North Pacific Ocean, and that each of the Parties should assume an obligation, on a free and equal footing, to encourage the conservation of such resources, and
2639 International Convention For The High Seas Fisheries Of The North Pacific Ocean Pre.4 Recognizing that in view of these considerations it is highly desirable (1) to establish an International Commission, representing the three Parties hereto, to promote and co-ordinate the scientific studies necessary to ascertain the conservation measures required to secure the maximum sustained productivity of the fisheries of joint interest to the Contracting Parties and to recommend such measures to such Parties and (2) that each Party carry such conservation recommendations, and provide for necessary restraints on its own nationals and fishing vessels.
2639 International Convention For The High Seas Fisheries Of The North Pacific Ocean Pre.5 Thereafter agree as follows:
2652 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa South Of The Sahara Pre.1 The Governments of the Kingdom of Belgium, the French Republic, the Republic of Portugal, the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the Union of South Africa and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
2652 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa South Of The Sahara Pre.2 Considering that all possible steps should be taken:
2652 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa South Of The Sahara Pre.3.a (a) to prevent the introduction of diseases, insect pests and other enemies of plants into any part of Africa south of the Sahara;
2652 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa South Of The Sahara Pre.4.b (b) to eradicate or control them in so far as they are present in the area;
2652 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa South Of The Sahara Pre.5.c (c) and to prevent their spread;
2652 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa South Of The Sahara Pre.6 Having regard to the need for full co-operation to this end with the Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa South of the Sahara;
2652 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa South Of The Sahara Pre.7 Recognising the usefulness of the co-operation provided for in the International Plant Protection Convention signed at Rome on December 6, 1951 [2] and the need for the co-ordination of activities in this field;
2652 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa South Of The Sahara Pre.8 Have agreed as follows:
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.4 Article IV
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.4.1x In view of the importance of the Hevea rubber industry in the Region, and of the danger of introducing the destructive South American leaf blight (Dothidella ulei) of the Hevea rubber tree, the Contracting Governments shall take the measures specified in Appendix B to this Agreement. Appendix B to this Agreement may be modified by a decision of the Committee taken unanimously.
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Pre.1 THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS, desiring to prevent, through concerted action, the introduction into and spread within the South East Asia and Pacific Region of destructive plant diseases and pests, have concluded the following Agreement, which is a supplementary agreement under Article III of the International Plant Protection Convention of 1951:
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Pre.1 The Governments of Canada, Japan, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the United States of America,
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Pre.2 DESIRING to take effective measures towards achieving the maximum sustainable productivity of the fur seal resources of the North Pacific Ocean so that the fur seal populations can be brought to and maintained at the levels which will provide the greatest harvest year after year, with due regard to their relation to the productivity of other living marine resources of the area,
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Pre.3 RECOGNIZING that in order to determine such measures it is necessary to conduct adequate scientific research on the said resources, and
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Pre.4 DESIRING to provide for international cooperation in achieving these objectives,
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Pre.5 Agree as follows:
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Pre.1 The Governments of the Romanian People's Republic, the People's Republic of Bulgaria, the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Pre.2 Having a common interest in the rational utilization and expansion of the stocks of fish in the river Danube,
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Pre.3 Recognizing the need for co-operation in working out a scientific basis for intensive augmentation of the stock of fish and the regulation of fishing,
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Pre.4 Have decided to conclude this Convention and have for this purpose appointed as their plenipotentiaries:
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Pre.5 The Government of the Romanian People's Republic: Constantin Teodoru, Deputy Minister of the Consumer Goods Industry;
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Pre.6 The Government of the People's Republic of Bulgaria: Lalyu Ganchev, First Deputy Minister of the Food Industry;
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Pre.7 The Government of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia: Nikola Dzuverovic, member of the Executive Council of the People's Republic of Serbia;
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Pre.8 The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: Aleksandr Akimovich Ishkov, Minister of the USSR;
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Pre.9 who, having exchanged their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed as follows:
2672 Convention On The Continental Shelf Pre.1 THE STATES PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION
2672 Convention On The Continental Shelf Pre.2 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Pre.1 THE STATES PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION,
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Pre.2 CONSIDERING that the development of modern techniques for the exploitation of the living resources of the sea, increasing man's ability to meet the need of the world's expanding population for food, has exposed some of these resources to the danger of being over-exploited,
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Pre.3 CONSIDERING ALSO that the nature of the problems involved in the conservation of the living resources of the high seas is such that there is a clear necessity that they be solved, whenever possible, on the basis of international co-operation through the concerted action of all the States concerned,
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Pre.4 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Pre.1 The Governments of the People's Republic of Bulgaria, the Romanian People's Republic and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Pre.2 Having a common interest in the rational utilization of the fishery resources of the Black Sea and in the development of marine fishing,
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Pre.3 Have decided to conclude this Convention and have for this purpose appointed as their plenipotentiaries:
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Pre.4 The Government of the People's Republic of Bulgaria: Lalyu Ganchev, Deputy Minister for Trade;
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Pre.5 The Government of the Romanian People's Republic: Constantin Teodoru, Deputy Minister for the Consumer Goods Industry;
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Pre.6 The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: Yury Kondratyevich Prikhodov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the U.S.S.R. in the People's Republic of Bulgaria;
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Pre.7 who, having exchanged their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed as follows:
2688 Antarctic Treaty Pre.1 The Governments of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, the French Republic, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, the Union of South Africa, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America,
2688 Antarctic Treaty Pre.2 Recognizing that it is in the interest of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue for ever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord;
2688 Antarctic Treaty Pre.3 Acknowledging the substantial contributions to scientific knowledge resulting from international cooperation in scientific investigation in Antarctica;
2688 Antarctic Treaty Pre.4 Convinced that the establishment of a firm foundation for the continuation and development of such cooperation on the basis of freedom of scientific investigation in Antarctica as applied during the International Geophysical Year accords with the interests of science and the progress of all mankind;
2688 Antarctic Treaty Pre.5 Convinced also that a treaty ensuring the use of Antarctica for peaceful purposes only and the continuance of international harmony in Antarctica will further the purposes and principles embodied in the Charter of the United Nations;
2688 Antarctic Treaty Pre.6 Have agreed as follows:
2690 Agreement Concerning Cooperation In The Quarantine Of Plants And Their Protection Against Pests And Diseases Pre.1 The Contracting Parties,
2690 Agreement Concerning Cooperation In The Quarantine Of Plants And Their Protection Against Pests And Diseases Pre.2 Considering the danger presented by the diseases and pests of agricultural plants and by weeds to the national economy of all countries,
2690 Agreement Concerning Cooperation In The Quarantine Of Plants And Their Protection Against Pests And Diseases Pre.3 Desirous of expanding co-operation in the quarantine of plants and their protection from pests, diseases and weeds and of co-ordinating measures in regard to quarantine and the control of pests and diseases of agricultural plants and the control of weeds,
2690 Agreement Concerning Cooperation In The Quarantine Of Plants And Their Protection Against Pests And Diseases Pre.4 With a view to the mutual protection of their territories against the importation of quarantinable pests, diseases and weeds and to developing economic and trade relations between their countries,
2690 Agreement Concerning Cooperation In The Quarantine Of Plants And Their Protection Against Pests And Diseases Pre.5 Having decided to conclude an Agreement for this purpose, have hereby agreed as follows:
2719 Protocol Of Signature To The Agreement Concerning The International Commission For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution Pre.1 The Governments of the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Swiss Confederation,
2719 Protocol Of Signature To The Agreement Concerning The International Commission For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution Pre.2 Anxious to assure the quality of the waters of the Rhine by attempting to prevent further pollution and to improve the present state,
2719 Protocol Of Signature To The Agreement Concerning The International Commission For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution Pre.3 Convinced of the urgency of this mission,
2719 Protocol Of Signature To The Agreement Concerning The International Commission For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution Pre.4 Wishing to strengthen the collaboration between the signatory Governments already existing since 1950 in this matter,
2719 Protocol Of Signature To The Agreement Concerning The International Commission For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution Pre.5 Have agreed to the following:
2721 Convention On Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage Pre.1 THE CONTRACTING PARTIES,
2721 Convention On Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage Pre.2 HAVING RECOGNIZED the desirability of establishing some minimum standards to provide financial protection against damage resulting from certain peaceful uses of nuclear energy,
2721 Convention On Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage Pre.3 BELIEVING that a convention on civil liability for nuclear damage would also contribute to the development of friendly relations among nations, irrespective of their differing constitutional and social systems,
2721 Convention On Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage Pre.4 HAVE DECIDED to conclude a convention for such purposes, and thereto have agreed as follows -
2728 Nordic Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreement In Connection With Radiation Accidents Pre.1 The Contracting Parties, desiring to assist each other to the extent possible in the event of an incident involving damage from ionizing radiation, and desiring to establish in advance the terms upon which a Contracting State requesting assistance (hereinafter referred to as the "Requesting State") may use the assistance provided by another Contracting State or by the International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter referred to as the "Assisting Party"), have agreed as follows:
2729 Act Regarding Navigation And Economic Cooperation Between The States Of The Niger Basin Pre.1 The Federal Republic of Cameroon, the Republic of Chad, the Republic of Dahomey, the Republic of Guinea, the Republic of the Ivory Coast, the Republic of Mali, the Republic of Niger, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Republic of Upper Volta,
2729 Act Regarding Navigation And Economic Cooperation Between The States Of The Niger Basin Pre.2 CONSIDERING their attainment of independence and the need for regulating by new agreement the question of the utilisation of the River Niger, its tributaries and sub-tributaries of which they are the riparian States;
2729 Act Regarding Navigation And Economic Cooperation Between The States Of The Niger Basin Pre.3 DESIROUS of developing close co-operation for the judicious exploitation of the resources of the River Niger basin as well as to guarantee the freedom of navigation on the River, its tributaries and sub-tributaries and to ensure equality of treatment to those who use it;
2729 Act Regarding Navigation And Economic Cooperation Between The States Of The Niger Basin Pre.4 CONSIDERING that, in the wake of technical progress, several of the riparian States have already drawn up plans for hydraulic developments such as irrigation, water supply, hydro-electric installations, civil works, soil and river basin improvement, and also plans for dealing with the problems of water pollution, exploitation of fishery resources, the improvement of agricultural practices and industrial development of the basin;
2729 Act Regarding Navigation And Economic Cooperation Between The States Of The Niger Basin Pre.5 CONSIDERING that the schemes planned in each State are likely to affect the regime of the River and the use of its water by other riparian States;
2729 Act Regarding Navigation And Economic Cooperation Between The States Of The Niger Basin Pre.6 CONSIDERING the need to establish a joint institution to increase co-operation amongst the States interested in common projects concerned with the basin of the River Niger and to ensure the maintenance and application of the agreed major principles;
2729 Act Regarding Navigation And Economic Cooperation Between The States Of The Niger Basin Pre.7 SOLEMNLY AFFIRM the following principles which will govern the measures of co-operation for the purpose of achieving the objectives of the present Act and declare that:
2736 Indus Basin Development Fund (Supplemental) Agreement Pre.1 WHEREAS on 19 September 1960, Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Bank entered into The Indus Basin Development Fund Agreement, 1960 (being hereinafter called the "1960 Agreement" and the parties thereto being hereinafter collectively called the "Parties") providing for the creation and administration of, and contributions to, the Indus Basin Development Fund (hereinafter called the "Fund");
2736 Indus Basin Development Fund (Supplemental) Agreement Pre.2 AND WHEREAS in the 1960 Agreement the Parties agreed to make certain contributions to the Fund on the terms and conditions therein set forth;
2736 Indus Basin Development Fund (Supplemental) Agreement Pre.3 AND WHEREAS the Parties have agreed to make additional contributions to the Fund on the terms and conditions and for the purposes hereinafter in this Agreement set forth;
2736 Indus Basin Development Fund (Supplemental) Agreement Pre.4 NOW THEREFORE, the Parties hereby agree as follows:
2741 Convention For The International Council For The Exploration Of The Sea Pre.1 PREAMBLE
2741 Convention For The International Council For The Exploration Of The Sea Pre.2 The Governments of the State Parties to this Convention
2741 Convention For The International Council For The Exploration Of The Sea Pre.3 Having participated in the work of the International Council for the Explorations of the Sea, which was established at Copenhagen in 1902 as a result of conferences held in Stockholm in 1899 and in Christiania in 1901 and entrusted with the task of carrying out a programmed of international investigation of the sea
2741 Convention For The International Council For The Exploration Of The Sea Pre.4 Desiring to provide a new constitution for the aforesaid Council with a view to facilitating the implementation of its programmed
2741 Convention For The International Council For The Exploration Of The Sea Pre.5 Have agreed as follows:
2742 Agreement Concerning The Niger River Commission And The Navigation And Transport On The River Niger Pre.1 The Contracting Parties
2742 Agreement Concerning The Niger River Commission And The Navigation And Transport On The River Niger Pre.2 Having adopted at the Conference of the Riparian States of the River Niger, its tributaries and sub-tributaries, held at Niamey from the 24th to the 26th October, 1963, an Act regarding the navigation and economic co-operation between the States of the River Niger Basin,
2742 Agreement Concerning The Niger River Commission And The Navigation And Transport On The River Niger Pre.3 Desirous of giving effect to Article 5 of the said Act, by which they have undertaken to establish an Inter-Governmental Organization entrusted with the fostering, the promotion and the co-ordination of studies and programmes relating to the utilization and development of the resources of the River Niger Basin,
2742 Agreement Concerning The Niger River Commission And The Navigation And Transport On The River Niger Pre.4 Desirous of specifying some questions relating to navigation and transportation on the River,
2742 Agreement Concerning The Niger River Commission And The Navigation And Transport On The River Niger Pre.5 Have agreed as follows:
2742 Agreement Concerning The Niger River Commission And The Navigation And Transport On The River Niger Sect.1 CHAPTER I RIVER NIGER COMMISSION
2751 International Convention For The Conservation Of Atlantic Tunas Pre.1 The Government whose duly authorized representatives have subscribed hereto, considering their mutual interest in the populations of tuna and tuna-like fishes found in the Atlantic Ocean, and desiring to co-operate in maintaining the populations of these fishes at levels which will permit the maximum sustainable catch for food and other purposes, resolve to conclude a Convention for the conservation of the resources of tuna and tuna-like fishes of the Atlantic Ocean, and to that end agree as follows:
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Pre.1 The Governments Parties to this Convention,
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Pre.2 CONSIDERING that the International Hydrographic Bureau was established in June 1921 to contribute to making navigation easier and safer throughout the world by improving nautical charts and documents;
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Pre.3 DESIRING to pursue on an intergovernmental basis their cooperation in hydrography;
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Pre.4 HAVE AGREED as follows :
2758 Convention On The Conduct Of Fishing Operations In The North Atlantic Pre.1 The Governments of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the French Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, the Polish People's Republic, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America,
2758 Convention On The Conduct Of Fishing Operations In The North Atlantic Pre.2 Desiring to ensure good order and conduct on the fishing grounds in the North Atlantic area;
2758 Convention On The Conduct Of Fishing Operations In The North Atlantic Pre.3 Have agreed as follows:
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Pre.1 We the Heads of African State and Government of the Organization of African Unity:
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Pre.10 Have agreed as follows:
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Pre.2 Considering that all possible steps should be taken -
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Pre.3.a (a) to prevent the introduction of diseases, insect pests, and other enemies of plants into any part of Africa;
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Pre.4.b (b) to eradicate or control them in so far as they are present in the area; and
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Pre.5.c (c) to prevent their spread to other territories within the area.
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Pre.6 Considering further that the former Commission for Technical co-operation in Africa has been integrated into the Organization of African Unity (hereinafter referred to as "OAU") and that Phyto- sanitary convention for Africa South of the Sahara, done at London on July 29, 1954, as amended in 1961, should be remodeled and expanded to meet the requirements of the African States;
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Pre.7 Recognizing that the co-operation amongst the African States in controlling pests and Diseases of Plants and Plant products and in preventing their introduction and spread across national boundaries would be a vital contribution towards the realization of stronger solidarity amongst their peoples;
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Pre.8 Recognizing further the usefulness of the international co- operation provided for in the International Plant Protection Convention signed at Rome on December 6th, 1951, and the need for co-ordination of activities in this field;
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Pre.9 Resolved to reinforce the links between our States by establishing and strengthening common institutions;
2768 Agreement For The Establishment For Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land Pre.1 The Governments of
2768 Agreement For The Establishment For Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land Pre.2 The Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan
2768 Agreement For The Establishment For Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land Pre.3 The Tunesian Republic
2768 Agreement For The Establishment For Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land Pre.4 People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
2768 Agreement For The Establishment For Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land Pre.5 The Democratic Republic of the Sudan
2768 Agreement For The Establishment For Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land Pre.6 The Republic of Iraq Saudi Arabian Kingdom Syrian Arab Republic United Arab Republic Yemen Arab Republic The State of Kuweit Lebanon Republic
2768 Agreement For The Establishment For Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land Pre.7 Libyan Arab Republic The Kingdom of Morocco
2768 Agreement For The Establishment For Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land Pre.8 People's Republic of Southern Yemen
2768 Agreement For The Establishment For Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land Pre.9 Desiring to promote their cultural and economic ties and to co-operate in developing and improving the means of utilization of their resources and in realization to the ends of the Arab League charter have agreed on the following provisions which have been approved by the Arab League Council.
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.1 Article I
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.1.1x The contracting States hereby establish an AFRICAN CONVENTION ON THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.8 Article VIII Protected Species
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.8.1 1. The Contracting States recognize that it is important and urgent to accord a special protection to those animal and plant species that are threatened with extinction, or which may become so, and to the habitat necessary to their survival. Where such a species is represented only in the territory of one Contracting State, that State has a particular responsibility for its protection. These species which are, or may be listed, according to the degree of protection that shall be given to them are placed in Class A or B of the Annex to this Convention, and shall be protected by Contracting States as follows:
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.8.1.a (a) species in Class A shall be totally protected throughout the entire territory of the Contracting States; the hunting, killing, capture or collection of specimens shall be permitted only on the authorization in each case of the highest competent authority and only if required in the national interest or for scientific purposes; and
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.8.1.b (b) species in Class B shall be totally protected, but may be hunted, killed, captured or collected under special authorization granted by the competent authority.
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.8.2 2. The competent authority of each Contracting State shall examine the necessity of applying the provisions of this article to species not listed in the annex, in order to conserve the indigenous flora and fauna of their respective countries. Such additional species shall be placed in Class A or B by the State concerned, according to its specific requirements.
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.1 PREAMBLE
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.10 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.2 We the Heads of State and Government of Independent African States,
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.3 FULLY CONSCIOUS that soil, water, flora and faunal resources constitute a capital of vital importance to mankind;
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.4 CONFIRMING, as we accepted upon declaring our adherence to the Charter of the Organization of African Unity, that we know that it is our duty "to harness the natural and human resources of our continent for the total advancement of our peoples in spheres of human endeavour";
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.5 FULLY CONSCIOUS of the ever-growing importance of natural resources from an economic, nutritional, scientific, educational, cultural and aesthetic point of view;
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.6 CONSCIOUS of the dangers which threaten some of these irreplaceable assets;
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.7 ACCEPTING that the utilization of the natural resources must aim at satisfying the needs of man according to the carrying capacity of the environment;
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.8 DESIROUS of undertaking individual and joint action for the conservation, utilization and development of these assets by establishing and maintaining their rational utilization for the present and future welfare of mankind;
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.9 CONVINCED that one of the most appropriate means of achieving this end is to bring into force a convention;
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.1 The Governments of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Denmark, the French Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Italian Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Swiss Confederation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.10.b b. the natural aquatic fauna and flora, and in particular so far as they contribute to human well-being;
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.11.c c. the unhindered enjoyment of places devoted to leisure and sport;
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.12 Observing that the general household and industrial use of certain types of detergents might cause considerable prejudice to these interests;
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.13 Feeling, therefore, that some restriction must be put on the use of such products,
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.14 Have agreed as follows:
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.2 Considering that the Parties to the Brussels Treaty of 17th March 1948, as amended on 23rd October 1954, resolved to strengthen the social ties by which they are united and to make every effort in common, both by direct consultation and in specialized Agencies, to raise the standard of living of their peoples and promote the harmonious development of social services in their respective countries;
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.3 Considering that the social activities governed by the Brussels Treaty and carried on, until 1959, under the auspices of the Brussels Treaty Organisation and the Western European Union are now conducted within the framework of the Council of Europe, in accordance with the decision taken on 21st October 1959 by the Council of Western European Union and with Resolution (59) 23 adopted on 16th November 1959 by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe;
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.4 Considering that the Swiss Confederation and the Kingdom of Denmark have participated since 6th May 1964 and 2nd April 1968 respectively in activities in the field of public health carried on under the aforesaid resolution;
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.5 Whereas the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve greater unity between its members, so as to further economic and social progress by agreements and by common action in economic, social, cultural, scientific, legal and administrative matters;
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.6 Whereas the said governments have striven to encourage progress as far as may be practicable not only in social matters but in the related field of public health, and have undertaken to harmonies their national legislations in pursuance of the action mentioned in the foregoing paragraph;
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.7 Whereas it is becoming increasingly necessary to secure harmonization of the laws on the control of fresh water pollution;
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.8 Being convinced that appropriate measures are essential not only from the standpoint of human needs but also to ensure the protection of nature in general, the paramount objectives being to protect effectively:
2770 European Agreement On The Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Detergents In Washing And Cleaning Products Pre.9.a a. the supply of water for the population, for industry, for agriculture and for other business occupations;
2772 Agreement On Administrative Arrangements For The Prek Thnot (Cambodia) Power And Irrigation Development Project Pre.1 Agreement between the Governments of Australia, Canada, Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Royal Government of Cambodia.
2772 Agreement On Administrative Arrangements For The Prek Thnot (Cambodia) Power And Irrigation Development Project Pre.2 WHEREAS the Royal Government of Cambodia, encouraged by the outcome of studies put in train by the Committee for Coordination of Investigations of the Lower Mekong Basin (which operates under the aegis of Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East), by the subsequent recommendations of that Committee and of its Advisory Board and by numerous pledges of financial support from friendly countries, has taken a decision to implement forthwith the power and first stage irrigation development on the Prek Thnot River;
2772 Agreement On Administrative Arrangements For The Prek Thnot (Cambodia) Power And Irrigation Development Project Pre.3 WHEREAS the Secretary-General of the United Nations has made his good offices available;
2772 Agreement On Administrative Arrangements For The Prek Thnot (Cambodia) Power And Irrigation Development Project Pre.4 WHEREAS, at a meeting for the implementation of the Prek Thnot (Cambodia) Power and Irrigation (5,000 ha) Development Scheme (hereafter referred to as the "Project" as described in the Annex) held under the auspices of the United Nations at Phnom-Penh on the 9th and 10th of September 1968, the representatives of the Governments of Australia, Canada, the Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland made declarations with regard to the intention of their respective Governments to assist the Government of Cambodia in carrying out the "Project";
2772 Agreement On Administrative Arrangements For The Prek Thnot (Cambodia) Power And Irrigation Development Project Pre.5 WHEREAS the United Nations Development Programme has undertaken by separate agreement with the Government of Cambodia and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations to assist in the execution of the "Project"; and
2772 Agreement On Administrative Arrangements For The Prek Thnot (Cambodia) Power And Irrigation Development Project Pre.6 WHEREAS it was found necessary to agree on procedures whereby international cooperation for the implementation of the "Project" would be secured in the most effective way;
2772 Agreement On Administrative Arrangements For The Prek Thnot (Cambodia) Power And Irrigation Development Project Pre.7 NOW THEREFORE the Parties hereby agree as follows:
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Chapt.1 Chapter I
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Pre.1 The member States of the Council of Europe, signatory hereto,
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Pre.2 Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members for the purpose of safeguarding and realising the ideals and principles which are their common heritage;
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Pre.3 Convinced that the requirements of the international transport of animals are not incompatible with the welfare of the animals;
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Pre.4 Animated by the desire to safeguard, as far as possible, animals in transport from suffering;
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Pre.5 Considering that progress in this respect may be achieved through the adoption of common provisions regarding the international transport of animals,
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Pre.6 Have agreed as follows:
2776 Agreement For Cooperation In Dealing With Pollution Of The North Sea By Oil Art.3 Article 3
2776 Agreement For Cooperation In Dealing With Pollution Of The North Sea By Oil Art.3.1x The Contracting Parties consider that protection against pollution of the kind referred to in Article 1 of this Agreement is a matter which calls for active co-operation between the Contracting Parties.
2776 Agreement For Cooperation In Dealing With Pollution Of The North Sea By Oil Pre.1 The Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Denmark, the French Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
2776 Agreement For Cooperation In Dealing With Pollution Of The North Sea By Oil Pre.2 Recognizing that grave pollution of the sea by oil in the North Sea area involves a danger to the coastal states,
2776 Agreement For Cooperation In Dealing With Pollution Of The North Sea By Oil Pre.3 Noting that the Council of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization at its third extraordinary session in May 1967, decided to include among the matters requiring study as a matter of urgency, inter alia, "procedures whereby States, regionally or interregionally where applicable, can co-operate at short notice to provide manpower, supplies, equipment and scientific advice to deal with discharge of oil or other noxious or hazardous substances including consideration of the possibility of patrols to ascertain the extent of the discharge and the manner of treating it both on sea and land",
2776 Agreement For Cooperation In Dealing With Pollution Of The North Sea By Oil Pre.4 Have agreed on the following:
2783 Convention On The Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The Southeast Atlantic Pre.1 Preamble
2783 Convention On The Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The Southeast Atlantic Pre.2 The Governments of the States parties to this Convention, considering their mutual interest in the living resources of the Southeast Atlantic and desiring to cooperate in the conservation and rational exploitation of these resources, have agreed as follows:
2784 International Convention Relating To Intervention On The High Seas In Cases Of Oil Pollution Casualties Pre.1 THE STATES PARTIES TO THE PRESENT CONVENTION,
2784 International Convention Relating To Intervention On The High Seas In Cases Of Oil Pollution Casualties Pre.2 CONSCIOUS of the need to protect the interests of their peoples against the grave consequences of a maritime casualty resulting in danger of oil pollution of sea and coastlines,
2784 International Convention Relating To Intervention On The High Seas In Cases Of Oil Pollution Casualties Pre.3 CONVINCED that under these circumstances measures of an exceptional character to protect such interests might be necessary on the high seas and that these measures do not affect the principle of freedom of the high seas,
2784 International Convention Relating To Intervention On The High Seas In Cases Of Oil Pollution Casualties Pre.4 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2785 International Convention On Civil Liability For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.1 THE STATES PARTIES TO THE PRESENT CONVENTION,
2785 International Convention On Civil Liability For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.2 CONSCIOUS of the dangers of pollution posed by the worldwide maritime carriage of oil in bulk,
2785 International Convention On Civil Liability For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.3 CONVINCED of the need to ensure that adequate compensation is available to persons who suffer damage caused by pollution resulting from the escape or discharge of oil from ships,
2785 International Convention On Civil Liability For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.4 DESIRING to adopt uniform international rules and procedures for determining questions of liability and providing adequate compensation in such cases,
2785 International Convention On Civil Liability For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.5 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2787 Benelux Convention On The Hunting And Protection Of Birds Pre.1 The Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
2787 Benelux Convention On The Hunting And Protection Of Birds Pre.2 Having regard to article 6 of the Treaty instituting the Benelux Economic Union, signed at The Hague on 3 February 1958,
2787 Benelux Convention On The Hunting And Protection Of Birds Pre.3 Having regard to the International Convention for the protection of birds, signed at Paris on 18 October 1950, to which the three Benelux countries are parties;
2787 Benelux Convention On The Hunting And Protection Of Birds Pre.4 Being desirous of harmonizing the principles governing their laws and regulations on the subject of hunting and the protection of birds in the wild state, which were established in the interests of land-holders, agriculture and the efficient protection of nature;
2787 Benelux Convention On The Hunting And Protection Of Birds Pre.5 Considering that such harmonization will make for greater uniformity in the laws relating to the transport of game and birds in the wild state and thereby facilitate the elimination of formalities and inspection measures at the frontiers between the benelux countries;
2787 Benelux Convention On The Hunting And Protection Of Birds Pre.6 Having regard to the advice of the Benelux Consultative Interparliamentary Council of 25 April 1970; Have agreed on the following provisions:
2787 Benelux Convention On The Hunting And Protection Of Birds Sect.1 Part I
2796 Agreement Between Denmark, Finland, Norway, And Sweden Concerning Cooperation In Measures To Deal With Pollution Of The Sea By Oil Pre.1 The Governments of Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden,
2796 Agreement Between Denmark, Finland, Norway, And Sweden Concerning Cooperation In Measures To Deal With Pollution Of The Sea By Oil Pre.2 Desiring to co-operate in dealing with any significant pollution of the sea by oil which threatens the coasts or related interests of one of the Contracting States, and to co-operate in furthering supervision of compliance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil and the national regulations based on that Convention, and
2796 Agreement Between Denmark, Finland, Norway, And Sweden Concerning Cooperation In Measures To Deal With Pollution Of The Sea By Oil Pre.3 Taking into account the Agreement of June 9 1969 for Co-operation in Dealing with Pollution of the North Sea by Oil,
2796 Agreement Between Denmark, Finland, Norway, And Sweden Concerning Cooperation In Measures To Deal With Pollution Of The Sea By Oil Pre.4 Have agreed as follows;
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.1 THE STATES PARTIES TO THE PRESENT CONVENTION,
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.10 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.2 BEING PARTIES to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, adopted at Brussels on 29 November 1969, [1]
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.3 CONSCIOUS of the dangers of pollution posed by the world-wide maritime carriage of oil in bulk,
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.4 CONVINCED of the need to ensure that adequate compensation is available to persons who suffer damage caused by pollution resulting from the escape or discharge of oil from ships,
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.5 CONSIDERING that the International Convention of 29 November 1969, on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, by providing a r‚gime for compensation for pollution damage in Contracting States and for the costs of measures, wherever taken, to prevent or minimize such damage, represents a considerable progress towards the achievement of this aim,
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.6 CONSIDERING HOWEVER that this r‚gime does not afford full compensation for victims of oil pollution damage in all cases while it imposes an additional financial burden on shipowners,
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.7 CONSIDERING FURTHER that the economic consequences of oil pollution damage resulting from the escape or discharge of oil carried in bulk at sea by ships should not exclusively be borne by the shipping industry but should in part be borne by the oil cargo interests,
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.8 CONVINCED of the need to elaborate a compensation and indemnification system supplementary to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage with a view to ensuring that full compensation will be available to victims of oil pollution incidents and that the shipowners are at the same time given relief in respect of the additional financial burdens imposed on them by the said Convention,
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Pre.9 TAKING NOTE of the Resolution on the Establishment of an International Compensation Fund for Oil Pollution Damage which was adopted on 29 November 1969 by the International Legal Conference on Marine Pollution Damage,
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Sect.1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Pre.1 The Contracting Parties
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Pre.2 Recognizing that the marine environment and the living resources which it supports are of vital importance to all nations;
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Pre.3 Mindful that the ecological equilibrium and the legitimate uses of the sea are increasingly threatened by pollution;
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Pre.4 Recognizing that concerted action by Governments at national, regional and global levels is essential to prevent and combat marine pollution;
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Pre.5 Noting that this Pollution has many sources, including dumping from ships and aircraft and discharges through rivers, estuaries, outfalls and pipelines within national jurisdiction, that it is important that states use the best practicable means to prevent such pollution, and that products and processes which will minimize the amount of harmful waste requiring disposal should be developed;
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Pre.6 Being convinced that international action to control the pollution of the sea by the dumping of harmful substances from ships and aircraft can and should be taken without delay, but that this action should not preclude discussion of measures to control other sources of marine pollution as soon as possible;
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Pre.7 Considering that the states bordering the North-East Atlantic have a peculiar responsibility to protect that waters of this region;
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Pre.8 Have agreed as follows:
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Pre.1 The Governments of Canada, of the Republic of Iceland and of the Kingdom of Norway (hereinafter referred to as "Participating Governments") being Parties to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling signed in Washington on December 2, 1946", (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention"),
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Pre.2 Proceeding from their mutual concern for the conservation of whale stocks in the North Atlantic Ocean, for the maintenance of the proper productivity of whaling from land stations and to ensure that the provisions of the Convention are being followed,
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Pre.3 Have agreed on the following scheme for International Observers (herein-after referred to as "Observers") at land stations or groups of land stations in the North Atlantic area pursuant to paragraph 1 (c) of the Schedule to the Convention dated January, 1972.
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.1 The States Parties to this Convention,
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.10 Determined, for the sake of all mankind, to exclude completely the possibility of bacteriological (biological) agents and toxins being used as weapons,
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.11 Convinced that such use would be repugnant to the conscience of mankind and that no effort should be spared to minimize this risk,
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.12 Have agreed as follows:
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.2 Determine to act with a view to achieving effective progress toward general and complete disarmament, including the prohibition and elimination of all types of weapons of mass destruction, and convinced that the prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of chemical and bacteriological (biological) weapons and their elimination, through effective measures, will facilitate the achievement of general and complete disarmament under strict and effective control,
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.3 Recognizing the important significance of the Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, signed at Geneva on June 17, 1925, and conscious also of the contribution which the said Protocol has already made and continues to make, to mitigating the horrors of war,
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.4 Reaffirming their adherence to the principles and objectives of that Protocol and calling upon all States to comply strictly with them,
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.5 Recalling that the General Assembly of the United Nations has repeatedly condemned all actions contrary to the principles and objectives of the Geneva Protocol of June 17, 1925,
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.6 Desiring to contribute to the strengthening of confidence between peoples and the general improvement of the international atmosphere,
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.7 Desiring also to contribute to the realization of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.8 Convinced of the importance and urgency of eliminating from the arsenals of States, through effective measures, such dangerous weapons of mass destruction as those using chemical or bacteriological (biological) agents,
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Pre.9 Recognizing that an agreement on the prohibition of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons represents a first possible step towards the achievement of agreement on effective measures also for the prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of chemical weapons, and determined to continue negotiations to that end,
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Pre.1 The Contracting Parties
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Pre.2 RECALLING the Agreed Measures for the Conservation of Antarctic Fauna and Flora, adopted under the Antarctic Treaty signed at Washington on 1 December 1959;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Pre.3 RECOGNIZING the general concern about the vulnerability of Antarctic seals to commercial exploitation and the consequent need for effective conservation measures;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Pre.4 RECOGNIZING that the stocks of Antarctic seals are an important living resource in the marine environment which requires an international agreement for its effective conservation;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Pre.5 RECOGNIZING that this resource should not be depleted by over-exploitation, and hence that any harvesting should be regulated so as not to exceed the levels of the optimum sustainable yield;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Pre.6 RECOGNIZING that in order to improve scientific knowledge and so place exploitation on a rational basis, every effort should be made both to encourage biological and other research on Antarctic seal populations and to gain information from such research and from the statistics of future sealing operations, so that further suitable regulations may be formulated;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Pre.7 NOTING that the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research of the International Council of Scientific Unions (SCAR) is willing to carry out the tasks requested of it in this Convention;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Pre.8 DESIRING to promote and achieve the objectives of protection, scientific study and rational use of Antarctic seals, and to maintain a satisfactory balance with the ecological system,
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Pre.9 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Pre.1 THE GENERAL CONFERENCE of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization meeting in Paris from 17 October to 21 November 1972, at its seventeenth session,
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Pre.10 Having decided, at its sixteenth session, that this question should be made the subject of an international convention,
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Pre.11 Adopts this sixteenth day of November 1972 this Convention.
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Pre.2 Noting that the cultural heritage and the natural heritage are increasingly threatened with destruction not only by the traditional causes of decay, but also by changing social and economic conditions which aggravate the situation with even more formidable phenomena of damage or destruction,
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Pre.3 Considering that deterioration or disappearance of any item of the cultural or natural heritage constitutes a harmful impoverishment of the heritage of all the nations of the world,
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Pre.4 Considering that protection of this heritage at the national level often remains incomplete because of the scale of the resources which it requires and of the insufficient economic, scientific, and technological resources of the country where the property to be protected is situated,
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Pre.5 Recalling that the Constitution of the Organization provides that it will maintain, increase, and diffuse knowledge, by assuring the conservation and protection of the world's heritage, and recommending to the nations concerned the necessary international conventions,
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Pre.6 Considering that the existing international conventions, recommendations and resolutions concerning cultural and natural property demonstrate the importance, for all the peoples of the world, of safeguarding this unique and irreplaceable property, to whatever people it may belong,
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Pre.7 Considering that parts of the cultural or natural heritage are of outstanding interest and therefore need to be preserved as part of the world heritage of mankind as a whole,
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Pre.8 Considering that, in view of the magnitude and gravity of the new dangers threatening them, it is incumbent on the international community as a whole to participate in the protection of the cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value, by the granting of collective assistance which, although not taking the place of action by the State concerned, will serve as an efficient complement thereto,
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Pre.9 Considering that it is essential for this purpose to adopt new provisions in the form of a convention establishing an effective system of collective protection of the cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value, organized on a permanent basis and in accordance with modern scientific methods,
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Sect.1 I. DEFINITION OF THE CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.1 The Contracting States,
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.2 Recognizing that wild fauna and flora in their many beautiful and varied forms are an irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the earth which must be protected for this and the generations to come;
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.3 Conscious of the ever-growing value of wild fauna and flora from aesthetic, scientific, cultural, recreational and economic points of view;
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.4 Recognizing that peoples and States are and should be the best protectors of their own wild fauna and flora;
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.5 Recognizing, in addition, that international co-operation is essential for the protection of certain species of wild fauna and flora against over-exploitation through international trade;
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.6 Convinced of the urgency of taking appropriate measures to this end; Have agreed as follows:
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Pre.1 The States Parties to this Convention
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Pre.2 - bearing in mind that maximum and stable productivity of the living resources of the Baltic Sea and the Belts is of great importance to the States of the Baltic Sea basin,
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Pre.3 - recognizing their joint responsibility for the conservation of the living resources and their rational exploitation,
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Pre.4 - being convinced that the conservation of the living resources of the Baltic Sea and the Belts calls for closer and more expanded cooperation in this region,
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Pre.5 - noting that the States of the Baltic Sea basin have extended their jurisdiction over the living resources to waters beyond and adjacent to their territorial sea, have agreed as follows:
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Pre.1 The Governments of Canada, Denmark, Norway, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America,
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Pre.2 Recognizing the special responsibilities and special interests of the States of the Arctic Region in relation to the protection of the fauna and flora of the Arctic Region;
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Pre.3 Recognizing that the polar bear is a significant resource of the Arctic Region which requires additional protection;
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Pre.4 Having decided that such protection should be achieved through co-ordinated national measures taken by the States of the Arctic Region;
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Pre.5 Desiring to take immediate action to bring further conservation and management measures into effect;
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Pre.6 Having agreed as follows:
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.1 THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA, THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM, CANADA, THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, IRELAND, THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, JAPAN, THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG, THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS, SPAIN, THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN, THE SWISS CONFEDERATION, THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY, THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.10 RECOGNISING that other Member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development may desire to join in their efforts,
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.11 CONSIDERING the special responsibility of governments for energy supply,
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.12 CONCLUDE that it is necessary to establish an International Energy Program to be implemented through an International Energy Agency, and to that end,
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.13 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.2 DESIRING to promote secure oil supplies on reasonable and equitable terms,
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.3 DETERMINED to take common effective measures to meet oil supply emergencies by developing an emergency self-sufficiency in oil supplies, restraining demand and allocating available oil among their countries on an equitable basis,
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.4 DESIRING to promote co-operative relations with oil producing countries and with other oil consuming countries, including those of the developing world, through a purposeful dialogue, as well as through other forms of co-operation, to further the opportunities for a better understanding between consumer and producer countries,
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.5 MINDFUL of the interests of other oil consuming countries, including those of the developing world,
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.6 DESIRING to play a more active role in relation to the oil industry by establishing a comprehensive international information system and a permanent framework for consultation with oil companies,
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.7 DETERMINED to reduce their dependence on imported oil by undertaking long-term co-operative efforts on conservation of energy, on accelerated development of alternative sources of energy, on research and development in the energy field and on uranium enrichment,
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.8 CONVINCED that these objectives can only be reached through continued co-operative efforts within effective organs,
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Pre.9 EXPRESSING the intention that such organs be created within the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.1 I PREAMBLE
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.1.1x Considering
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.1.1x.ax #NAME?
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2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.1.1x.cx -the possibilities offered by the Marviken reactor for such large scale experiments, already demonstrated in an international project concerning full scale containment tests performed during 1972 and 1973
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.1.2x The contracting parties have this day agreed as follows:
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.1 AGREEMENT between
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.10 AKTIEBOLAGET ATOMENERGI, SWEDEN (hereinafter called "AES")
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.11 hereinafter jointly called "the contracting parties"
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.12 concerning
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.13 A JOINT PROJECT FOR PLANNING, DESIGN, EXPERIMENT PREPARATION, PERFORMANCE AND REPORTING OF REACTOR SAFETY EXPERIMENTS CONCERNING CONTAINMENT RESPONSE (hereinafter called "the project").
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.2 COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE, FRANCE (hereinafter called "CEA")
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.3 ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE, FRANCE (hereinafter called "EdF")
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.4 GESELLSCHAFT FÜR KERNENERGIEVERWERTUNG IN SCHIFFBAU UND SCHIFFAHRT MBH, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (hereinafter called "GKSS)
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.5 JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, JAPAN (hereinafter called "JAERI")
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.6 UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION, USA (Former UNITED STATES ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION hereinafter called "AEC") and
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.7 ATOMENERGIKOMMISSIONEN, DENMARK (hereinafter called "AED")
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.8 MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, FINLAND (hereinafter called "MTI")
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Pre.9 INSTITUTT FOR ATOMENERGI, NORWAY (hereinafter called "AEN") and
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Pre.1 The Contracting Parties,
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Pre.2 Conscious of the economic, social, health and cultural value of the marine environment of the Mediterranean Sea area,
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Pre.3 Fully aware of their responsibility to preserve this common heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations,
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Pre.4 Recognizing the threat posed by pollution to the marine environment, its ecological equilibrium, resources and legitimate uses,
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Pre.5 Mindful of the special hydrographic and ecological characteristics of the Mediterranean Sea area and its particular vulnerability to pollution,
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Pre.6 Noting that existing international conventions on the subject do not cover, in spite of the progress achieved, all aspects and sources of marine pollution and do not entirely meet the special requirements of the Mediterranean Sea area,
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Pre.7 Realizing fully the need for close co-operation among the States and international organizations concerned in a co-ordinated and comprehensive regional approach for the protection and enhancement of the marine environment in the Mediterranean Sea area,
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Pre.8 Have agreed as follows:
2845 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes Chapt.1 Chapter I - General principles
2845 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes Pre.1 The member States of the Council of Europe signatory hereto,
2845 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes Pre.2 Considering that it is desirable to adopt common provisions for the protection of animals kept for farming purposes, particularly in modern intensive stock-farming systems,
2845 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes Pre.3 Have agreed as follows:
2846 Agreement Regarding Monitoring Of The Stratosphere Pre.1 The Government of the United States of America, the Government of the Republic of France and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
2846 Agreement Regarding Monitoring Of The Stratosphere Pre.2 Conscious of concern over the potential impact of man's activities on the earth's stratosphere,
2846 Agreement Regarding Monitoring Of The Stratosphere Pre.3 Recognising that the accurate assessment and prediction of such impacts will require a better understanding of the upper atmosphere,
2846 Agreement Regarding Monitoring Of The Stratosphere Pre.4 Aware that it is necessary to expedite the long-term effort required to understand the impact of potential stratospheric modifiers, such as aviation and chemical substances,
2846 Agreement Regarding Monitoring Of The Stratosphere Pre.5 Believing that an improved capacity to measure and monitor stratospheric species, including ozone, is essential to this understanding,
2846 Agreement Regarding Monitoring Of The Stratosphere Pre.6 Bearing in mind the diversity of national and international activities already being carried out to assess concentrations of stratospheric species and their significance as well as the new international programmes being considered by the World Meteorological Organisation (hereinafter referred to as the'WMO") and the United Nations Environment Programme (hereinafter referred to as the "UNEP"), and
2846 Agreement Regarding Monitoring Of The Stratosphere Pre.7 Desiring to foster an acceleration of the worldwide effort to understand better the behaviour of the stratosphere, and the ozone layer in particular, and to demonstrate the feasibility and utility of collaborative international action in this regard,
2846 Agreement Regarding Monitoring Of The Stratosphere Pre.8 Have agreed as follows:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.1 Having as a common purpose the strengthening of intergovernmental cooperation in plant quarantine and plant protection in North America in order to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests and noxious weeds and to foster the preservation of plant resources of North America:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.10.2.C C. Reviewing progress in detection, eradication and control of plant pests of crops of major importance in North America:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.11.2.D D. Reviewing plant quarantine measures adopted by participating governments and proposing revisions to existing plant quarantine measures and establishment of new measures moving toward uniform plant quarantine regulations:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.12.2.E E. Examining and studying problems in plant quarantine and closely related fields:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.13.2.F F. Keeping parties informed of plant quarantine and protection matters of mutual concern:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.14.2.G G. Promoting arrangements for the training or technical personnel in the fields of plant quarantine and plant protection:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.15.2.H H. Exchanging research and development information relating to plant pests and their control:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.16.2.I I. Adopting compatible phytosanitary certificates patterned after the model certificate as proposed by the International Plant Protection Convention:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.17.2.J J. Jointly participating in programs of research and methods development relating to plant protection and quarantine: and
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.18.2.K K. Taking such other actions as are mutually agreed upon.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.19.3 3. To facilitate consultation regarding the cooperation regarding the cooperation contemplated in this Agreement representative of the agencies specified in paragraph 3 of this Agreement will meet annually at a North American Plant Protection Agreement (NAPPA) Workshop. The propose of such Workshops is to permit exchange of information relating to the implementation of this Agreement and to provide a forum for the discussion of particular problems which may arise in this field.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.2 The parties to this Agreement agree as follows:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.20.4 4. The agencies with principal responsibility in the implementation of this Agreement designated by the parties to this Agreement respectively shall be:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.21.4.A A. for the United States- the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.22.4.B B. for Canada- the Canada Department of Agriculture, Plant Quarantine Division: and
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.23.4.C C. for Mexico- Secretaria de Agricultura y Ganaderia de Mexico, Direccion General de Sanidad Vegetad:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.24.5 5. This Agreement may be amended at any time by agreement of the parties.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.25.6 6. This Agreement shall enter into force upon date of signature and shall continue in force indefinitely but may be discontinued at the request of any of the parties. Request for termination shall be submitted in writing to the other parties at least thirty (30) days prior to the desired effective date of termination.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.3.1 1. For the purpose of this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.4.1.A A. "Plant Pest" means any living stage of: any insects, mites, nematodes, slugs, snails, protozoa, or other invertebrate animals, bacteria, fungi, other parasitic plants or reproductive parts thereof, viruses, o any organisms similar to or allied with any of the foregoing, or any infectious substances, which can directly or indirectly injure or cause disease or damage in any plants or parts thereof, or any processed, manufactured, or other products of plants.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.5.1.B B. "Living Stage" includes the egg, pupal, and larval stages as well as any other living stage.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.6.1.C C. "Noxious Weed" means any living stage, including but not limited to, seeds and reproductive parts, of any parasitic or other plant of a kind, or subdivision of a kind, which is of foreign origin, is new to or not widely prevalent in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, and can directly or indirectly injure crops, other useful plants, livestock, or poultry or other interests of agriculture, including irrigation, or navigation or the fish and wildlife resources of the United States, Canada or Mexico or the public health.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.7.2 2. The Parties to this Agreement shall cooperate in preventing the introduction and spread of plant pests in North America by:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.8.2.A A. Keeping under constant review new records and outbreaks of plant pests:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.9.2.B B. Monitoring the movement and spread of established plants pests of concern to the parties of this Agreement:
2856 Supplementary Agreement To The Agreement Concerning the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine Against Pollution Art.1 Article 1 [ED: Added Article name]
2856 Supplementary Agreement To The Agreement Concerning the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine Against Pollution Art.1.1 The European Economic Community shall become a Contracting Party to the Agreement concerning the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine against Pollution and the Protocol of signature attached thereto (hereinafter referred to as "the Agreement" signed in Berne on 29 April 1963, from the date of the entry into force of this Additional Agreement. (Article i)."
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Pre.1 The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, The Government of the French Republic, The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of the Swiss Confederation,
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Pre.2 Referring to the Agreement of April 29, 1963 concerning the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine against Pollution,
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Pre.3 Considering the present amount of chloride ions in the Rhine,
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Pre.4 Aware of the damage that could result therefrom,
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Pre.5 Referring to the findings and results of the Conference of Ministers on the Pollution of the Rhine, which took place at The Hague on October 25-26, 1972, during the course of which the desire was expressed to improve progressively the quality of the waters of the Rhine so that at the German-Netherlands border the chloride ion content will not be greater than 200 mg/l,
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Pre.6 Have agreed on the following:
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Pre.1 The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Government of the French Republic, the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Government of the Swiss Confederation, and the European Economic Community,
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Pre.10 Have agreed as follows:
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Pre.2 Having regard to the Agreement of 29 April 1963 and the Additional Agreement of 3 December 1976 Concerning the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine against Pollution,
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Pre.3 Whereas chemical pollution of the Rhine threatens for certain uses of the waters of the Rhine;
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Pre.4 Aware of the dangers that may result therefrom from certain uses of the waters of the Rhine;
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Pre.5 Desirous of improving the quality of Rhine water for these uses;
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Pre.6 Whereas the Rhine is used for other purposes such as navigation and as the receiving medium for waste waters;
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Pre.7 Convinced that international action for the protection of the Rhine against chemical pollution must be assessed in conjunction with other efforts to protect the Rhine, particularly efforts to conclude agreements against pollution by chlorides and thermal pollution, and that such action is one of the continuous and coherent measures to protect fresh water and sea water from pollution;
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Pre.8 Whereas the European Economic Community has taken measures to protect the aquatic environment particularly within the framework of the Council Directive of 4 May 1976 on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community;
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Pre.9 Having regard to the results of the Ministerial Conferences of 25 and 26 October 1972 in the Hague, 4 and 5 December 1973 and 1 April 1976 in Paris on the Protection of the Rhine against Pollution,
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.12 ARTICLE XII
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.12.1x The Contracting Parties recognize the benefit to be derived by developing, under equitable and mutually beneficial conditions, retail trade of products for local consumption among the respective Amazonian border populations, by means of suitable bilateral or multilateral agreements.
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.5 ARTICLE V
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.5.1x Taking account of the importance and multiplicity of the functions which the Amazonian rivers have in the process of economic and social development of the region, the Contracting Parties shall make efforts aimed at achieving rational utilization of the hydro resources.
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.7 ARTICLE VII
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.7.1x Taking into account the need for the exploitation of the flora and fauna of the Amazon region to be rationally planned so as to maintain the ecological balance within the region and preserve the species, the Contracting Parties decide to:
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.7.1x.a a. Promote scientific research and exchange information and technical personnel among the competent agencies within the respective countries so as to increase their knowledge of the flora and fauna of their Amazon territories and prevent and control diseases in said territories.
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.7.1x.b b. Establish a regular system for the proper exchange of information on the conservationist measures adopted or to be adopted by each State in its Amazonian territories; these shall be the subject of an annual report to be presented by each country.
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Pre.1 The Republics of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela,
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Pre.2 CONSCIOUS of the importance to each one of the Parties of their respective Amazonian regions as an integral part of their respective territories,
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Pre.3 INSPIRED by the common aim of pooling the efforts being made, both within their respective territories as well as among them-selves, to promote the harmonious development of the Amazon region, to permit an equitable distribution of the benefits of said development among the Contracting Parties so as to raise the standard of living of their peoples and so as to achieve total incorporation of their Amazonian territories into their respective national economies,
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Pre.4 CONSCIOUS of the usefulness of sharing national experiences in matters pertaining to the promotion of regional development,
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Pre.5 CONSIDERING that, so as to achieve overall development of their respective Amazonian territories, it is necessary to maintain a balance between economic growth and conservation of the environment,
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Pre.6 CONSCIOUS that both socio-economic development as well as conservation of the environment are responsibilities inherent in the sovereignty of each State, and that cooperation among the Contracting Parties shall facilitate fulfillment of these responsibilities, by continuing and expanding the joint efforts being made for the ecological conservation of the Amazon region,
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Pre.7 CONFIDENT that cooperation among the Latin American nations on specific matters which they have in common shall contribute to progress on the road towards the integration and solidarity of all Latin America,
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Pre.8 CONVINCED that this Treaty represents the beginning of a process of cooperation which shall benefit their respective countries and the Amazon region as a whole,
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Pre.9 RESOLVE to sign the following Treaty:
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Pre.1 THE PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION,
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Pre.2 DESIRING to promote safety of life and property at sea and the protection of the marine environment by establishing in common agreement international standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers,
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Pre.3 CONSIDERING that this end may best be achieved by the conclusion of an International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers,
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Pre.4 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Pre.1 The CONTRACTING PARTIES,
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Pre.2 NOTING the coastal States of the Northwest Atlantic have, in accordance with relevant principles of international law, extended their jurisdiction over the living resources of their adjacent waters to limits of up to two hundred nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured, and exercise within these areas sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing these resources;
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Pre.3 TAKING into account the work of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea in the field of fisheries;
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Pre.4 DESIRING to promote the conservation and optimum utilization of the fishery resources of the Northwest Atlantic area within a framework appropriate to the regime of extended coastal State jurisdiction over fisheries, and accordingly to encourage international cooperation and consultation with respect to these resources;
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Pre.5 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.2 Article II
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.2.1 1. The Parties acknowledge the importance of migratory species being conserved and of Range States agreeing to take action to this end whenever possible and appropriate, paying special attention to migratory species the conservation status of which is unfavourable, and taking individually or in co-operation appropriate and necessary steps to conserve such species and their habitat.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.2.2 2. The Parties acknowledge the need to take action to avoid any migratory species becoming endangered.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.2.3 3. In particular, the Parties:
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.2.3.a a) should promote, co-operate in and support research relating to migratory species;
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.2.3.b b) shall endeavour to provide immediate protection for migratory species included in Appendix I; and
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.2.3.c c) shall endeavour to conclude Agreements covering the conservation and management of migratory species included in Appendix II.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Pre.1 The Contracting Parties,
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Pre.2 AWARE that each generation of man holds the resources of the earth for future generations and has an obligation to ensure that this legacy is conserved and, where utilized, is used wisely;
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Pre.2 RECOGNIZING that wild animals in their innumerable forms are an irreplaceable part of the earth's natural system which must be conserved for the good of mankind;
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Pre.3 CONSCIOUS of the ever-growing value of wild animals from environmental, ecological, genetic, scientific, aesthetic, recreational, cultural, educational, social and economic points of view;
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Pre.4 CONCERNED particularly with those species of wild animals that migrate across or outside national jurisdictional boundaries;
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Pre.5 RECOGNIZING that the States are and must be the protectors of the migratory species of wild animals that live within or pass through their national jurisdictional boundaries;
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Pre.6 CONVINCED that conservation and effective management of migratory species of wild animals require the concerted action of all States within the national jurisdictional boundaries of which such species spend any part of their life cycle;
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Pre.7 RECALLING Recommendation 32 of the Action Plan adopted by the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm, 1972) and noted with satisfaction at the Twenty-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations,
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Pre.8 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2899 South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention Pre.1 THE GOVERNMENTS COMPRISING THE SOUTH PACIFIC FORUM
2899 South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention Pre.2 Noting the Declaration on Law of the Sea and a Regional Fisheries Agency adopted at the 8th South Pacific Forum held in Port Moresby in August 1977;
2899 South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention Pre.3 Recognizing their common interest in the conservation and optimum utilization of the living marine resources of the South Pacific region and in particular of the highly migratory species;
2899 South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention Pre.4 Desiring to promote regional co-operation and co-ordination in respect of fisheries policies; Bearing in mind recent developments in the law of the sea;
2899 South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention Pre.5 Concerned to secure the maximum benefits from the living marine resources of the region for their peoples and for the region as a whole and in particular the developing countries; and
2899 South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention Pre.6 Desiring to facilitate the collection, analysis, evaluation and dissemination of relevant statistical scientific and economic information about the living marine resources of the region, and in particular the highly migratory species;
2899 South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention Pre.7 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.1 The Parties to the present Convention,
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.10 Have agreed as follows:
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.2 Determined to promote relations and cooperation in the field of environmental protection,
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.3 Aware of the significance of the activities of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in strengthening such relations and co-operation, particularly in the field of air pollution including long-range transport of air pollutants,
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.4 Recognizing the contribution of the Economic Commission for Europe to the multilateral implementation of the pertinent provisions of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe,
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.5 Cognizant of the references in the chapter on environment of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe calling for co- operation to control air pollution and its effects, including long-range transport of air pollutants, and to the development through international cooperation of an extensive programme for the monitoring and evaluation of long-rangetransport of air pollutants, starting with sulphur dioxide and with possible extension to other pollutants,
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.6 Considering the pertinent provisions of the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, and in particular principle 21, which expresses the common conviction that States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental policies, and the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, Recognizing the existence of possible adverse effects, in the short and long term, of air pollution including transboundary air pollution,
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.7 Concerned that a rise in the level of emissions of air pollutants within the region as forecast may increase such adverse effects,
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.8 Recognizing the need to study the implications of the long-range transport of air pollutants and the need to seek solutions for the problems identified,
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.9 Affirming their willingness to reinforce active international cooperation to develop appropriate national policies and by means of exchange of information, consultation, research and monitoring, to coordinate national action for combating air pollution including long-range transboundary air pollution,
2905 International Plant Protection Convention (1979 Revised Text) Pre.1 PREAMBLE The contracting parties, recognizing the usefulness of international cooperation in controlling pests of plants and plant products and in preventing their spread, and especially their introduction across national boundaries, and desiring to ensure close coordination of measures directed to these ends, have agreed as follows:
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Pre.1 THE STATES PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION,
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Pre.10 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Pre.2 RECOGNIZING the right of all States to develop and apply nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and their legitimate interests in the potential benefits to be derived from the peaceful application of nuclear energy,
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Pre.3 CONVINCED of the need for facilitating international co-operation in the peaceful application of nuclear energy,
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Pre.4 DESIRING to avert the potential dangers posed by the unlawful taking and use of nuclear material,
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Pre.5 CONVINCED that offences relating to nuclear material are a matter of grave concern and that there is an urgent need to adopt appropriate and effective measures to ensure the prevention, detection and punishment of such offences,
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Pre.6 AWARE OF THE NEED FOR international co-operation to establish, in conformity with the national law of each State Party and with this Convention, effective measures for the physical protection of nuclear material,
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Pre.7 CONVINCED that this Convention should facilitate the safe transfer of nuclear material,
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Pre.8 STRESSING also the importance of the physical protection of nuclear material in domestic use, storage and transport,
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Pre.9 RECOGNIZING the importance of effective physical protection of nuclear material used for military purposes, and understanding that such material is and will continue to be accorded stringent physical protection,
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Pre.1 The Contracting Parties,
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Pre.2 Noting that the coastal states of the North-East Atlantic have, in accordance with relevant principles of international law, extended their jurisdiction over the living resources of their adjacent waters to limits of up to two hundred nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured, and exercise within these areas sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing these resources,
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Pre.3 Taking into account the work of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea in the field of fisheries,
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Pre.4 Desiring to promote the conservation and optimum utilisation of the fishery resources of the North-East Atlantic area within a framework appropriate to the regime of extended coastal state jurisdiction over fisheries, and accordingly to encourage international co-operation and consultation with respect to these resources,
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Pre.5 Considering that the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Convention of 24 January 1959* should accordingly be replaced,
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Pre.6 Have agreed as follows:
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Pre.1 Whereas the Act of Niamey relating to the Navigation and the Economic Co-operation between the States of the Niger Basin was signed on the 26th October 1963 at Niamey,
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Pre.2 Whereas the Summit of Heads of State and Government met on the 26th January 1979 at Lagos and set up the objectives of dynamising the Organization,
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Pre.3 Considering the guiding Speech made by the Current Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government to the 6th Ministerial Session of the River Niger Commission on the 11th March 1980 in Conakry,
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Pre.4 Bearing in mind the need to promote the social and economic progress of their countries in order to improve the standard of living of their Peoples,
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Pre.5 Convinced that the social and economic progress of their countries calls for an effective economic co-operation based on determined and concerted policy to put together their individual means for the attainment of a collective welfare,
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Pre.6 Convinced of the necessity to promote the economic development of their countries through an integrated development of the Niger River Basin,
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Pre.7 Reaffirming their willingness for unity and solidarity in the organization for the overall development of the Niger Basin,
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Pre.8 Decide to transform the River Niger Commission into a "Niger Basin Authority".
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Sect.1 Chapter I CREATION AND COMPOSITION
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Pre.1 The Contracting Parties,
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Pre.2 Conscious of the economic, social and health value of the marine environment and coastal areas of the West and Central African Region,
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Pre.3 Fully aware of their responsibility to preserve their natural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations,
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Pre.4 Recognizing the threat to the marine and coastal environment, its ecological equilibrium, resources and legitimate uses posed by pollution and by the absence of an integration of an environmental dimension into the development process,
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Pre.5 Realizing fully the need for co-operation among the Contracting Parties in order to ensure sustainable, environmentally-sound development through a co-ordinated and comprehensive approach,
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Pre.6 Realizing also the need for a carefully planned research, monitoring and assessment programme in view of the scarcity of scientific information on marine pollution in the West and Central African Region,
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Pre.7 Noting that existing conventions concerning marine pollution do not cover, in spite of the progress achieved, all aspects and sources of marine pollution and do not entirely meet the special requirements of the West and Central African Region,
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Pre.8 Have agreed as follows:
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Pre.1 The High Contracting Parties,
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Pre.2 Recognizing that pollution of the sea by hydrocarbons or other harmful substances in the South-East Pacific constitutes a danger to the coastal States and the marine ecosystem,
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Pre.3 Considering that the co-operation of all coastal States is necessary in order to combat such pollution,
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Pre.4 Have agreed on the following:
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.1 The Governments of:
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.10 Aware of the importance of co-operation and coordination of action on a regional basis with the aim of protecting the marine environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden for the benefit of all concerned, including future generations,
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.11 Bearing in mind the existing international conventions relevant to the present Convention,
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.12 Aiming to fulfil the objectives of the Charter of the League of Arab States, and the Charter and Constitution of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization,
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.13 Have agreed as follows:
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.2 the Democratic Republic of the Sudan, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Palestine represented by the Palestine Liberation Organization, the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, the Somali Democratic Republic, the Yemen Arab Republic,
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.3 Realizing that pollution of the marine environment in the waters of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden by oil and other harmful or noxious materials arising from human activities on land or at sea, especially through indiscriminate and uncontrolled discharge of these substances, presents a growing threat to marine life, fisheries, human health, recreational uses of beaches and other amenities,
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.4 Mindful of the special hydrographic and ecological characteristics of the marine environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and the particular vulnerability of its coral reefs where most biota exist,
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.5 Conscious of the need to ensure that the processes of urban and rural development and resultant land use should be carried out in such a manner as to preserve, as far as possible, marine resources and coastal amenities, and that such development should not lead to deterioration of the marine environment,
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.6 Convinced of the need to ensure that the processes of industrial development should not, in any way, cause damage to the marine environment, jeopardize its living resources or create hazards to human health,
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.7 Recognizing the need to develop an integrated management approach to the use of the marine environment and the coastal areas which will allow the achievement of environmental and development goals in a harmonious manner,
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.8 Recognizing also the need for a carefully planned research, monitoring and assessment programme in view of the scarcity of scientific information on marine pollution in the region,
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Pre.9 Considering that the States of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden have a special responsibility to protect the marine environment of the region,
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Pre.1 THE CONVENTION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF SALMON IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Pre.2 THE PARTIES to this Convention,
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Pre.3 RECOGNIZING that salmon originating in the rivers of different States intermingle in certain parts of the North Atlantic Ocean,
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Pre.4 TAKING INTO ACCOUNT international law, the provisions on anadromous stocks of fish in the Draft Convention of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea and other developments in international fora relating to anadromous stocks,
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Pre.5 DESIRING to promote the acquisition, analysis and dissemination of scientific information pertaining to salmon stocks in the North Atlantic Ocean,
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Pre.6 DESIRING to promote the conservation, restoration, enhancement and rational management of salmon stocks in the North Atlantic Ocean through international co-operation,
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Pre.7 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Pre.1 The Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Pre.2 Considering that the Third Benelux Intergovernmental Conference, held in Brussels on 20 and 21 October 1975, decided that, within the framework of an active Benelux environmental policy, nature conservation, the preservation of natural areas and the protection of landscapes of value constitute a practical objective,
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Pre.3 Having regard to the advice issued on 13 December 1980 by the Benelux Consultative Interparliamentary Council,
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Pre.4 Have decided to conclude a Convention to this end and have agreed as follows:
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.1 The Latin American States duly represented at the meeting convened to establish the Latin American Organization for Fisheries Development;
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.10 Taking note of the recent adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and acknowledging the important contribution of Latin American States to the progressive development of the international law of the Sea and notwithstanding the different position of Latin American States on the adoption of that Convention;
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.11 Recognizing the urgent need to create a permanent mechanism of regional cooperation within the Latin American Fisheries Sector;
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.12 Decide to subscribe to the following Constitutional Agreement of the Latin American Organization for Fisheries Development.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.2 Considering that, the Action Committee of Sea and Freshwater Products was set up for the purpose of exercising the sovereign rights of each of the Latin American States in order to exploit and properly use their fishery resources, and that establishment is based on the principles of equality, sovereignty, independence of States, non-intervention in domestic affairs and mutual respect among Member States given the importance of Fisheries in the economies of these countries and the nourishing of their people;
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.3 That, it is necessary to encourage the correct use and protection of fishery resources within its maritime jurisdiction zones of each State whilst preserving the marine and freshwater environment and applying rational conservation policies for the same which entails mutual cooperation and the development of joint programs;
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.4 That, such an organization harmonizes with the principles stated in the Charter Economic Rights and Duties of States and the Declaration for the Establishment a New International Economic Order as well as in other declarations adopted at Conferences held at the initiative of the developing countries;
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.5 That the Panama Constitutional Convention of SELA maintains as one of its principles to support multilateral efforts of regional cooperation, and sets up the Action Committee as temporary operational instruments;
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.6 That, SELA Latin American Council through its Resolution No. 13 established the Action Committee of Sea and Freshwater Products and because of the endeavours of member States significant progress has been made in the field of regional cooperation in Fisheries; and taking into account the success of the Action Committee which made possible the holding of an Annual Ministers' Meeting on Fisheries and that the Action Committee's Meetings and the I and II Ministers' Conference have adopted important agreements convinced of the need to strengthen regional cooperation through the creation of a Permanent Mechanism of Regional Cooperation in view of the proximity of expiration of the Committee, whose incorporation Agreement was subscribed on October 17, 1977;
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.7 That Resolutions 7, 65 and 92, the SELA Latin American Council, after evaluating the results obtained by the Action Committee, recommends the prompt creation of a Permanent Organism of Regional Cooperation on Fisheries;
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.8 That, the Resolution approved at the Second Ministers' Meeting held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on October, 1981, agreed to constitute the Latin American Organization for Fisheries Development as a permanent organism of regional cooperation;
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Pre.9 That, a closer cooperation and coordination among Latin American countries should contribute to the attainment of greater economic and social benefits and a better use of the fishery resources by its peoples;
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Sect.1 CHAPTER ONE. NAME, PRINCIPLES, OBJECTIVES AND AREAS OF ACTION
2949 Agreement Between South Africa, Swaziland And Mozambique Relative To The Establishment Of A Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee Regarding Rivers Of Common Interest Pre.1 The Governments of the Republic of South Africa, the Kingdom of Swaziland and the People's Republic of Mozambique have agreed as follows:
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.1 PREAMBLE
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.2 THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT,
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.3 RECALLING the Declaration and the Programme of Action on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order adopted by the General Assembly,
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.4 RECALLING resolutions 93(IV) and 124(V) on the Integrated Programme for Commodities adopted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development at its fourth and fifth sessions,
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.5 RECOGNIZING the importance of, and the need for, proper and effective conservation and development of tropical timber forests with a view to ensuring their optimum utilization while maintaining the ecological balance of the regions concerned and of the biosphere,
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.6 RECOGNIZING the importance of tropical timber to the economies of members, particularly to the exports of producing members and the supply requirements of consuming members,
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.7 DESIRING to establish a framework of international co-operation between producing and consuming members in finding solutions to the problems facing the tropical timber economy,
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.8 HAVE AGREED as follows:
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Sect.1 CHAPTER I - OBJECTIVES
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.1 Preamble
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.10 Determined to protect human health and the environment against adverse effects resulting from modifications of the ozone layer,
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.11 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.2 The Parties to this Convention,
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.3 Aware of the potentially harmful impact on human health and the environment through modification of the ozone layer,
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.4 Recalling the pertinent provisions of the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, and in particular principle 21, which provides that "States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental policies, and the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction",
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.5 Taking into account the circumstances and particular requirements of developing countries,
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.6 Mindful of the work and studies proceeding within both international and national organizations and, in particular, of the World Plan of Action on the Ozone Layer of the United Nations Environment Programme,
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.7 Mindful also of the precautionary measures for the protection of the ozone layer which have already been taken at the national and international levels,
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.8 Aware that measures to protect the ozone layer from modifications due to human activities require international co-operation and action, and should be based on relevant scientific and technical considerations,
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.9 Aware also of the need for further research and systematic observations to further develop scientific knowledge of the ozone layer and possible adverse effects resulting from its modification,
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.1 ARTICLE 1
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.1.1 (1) The Contracting Parties, within the frame- work of their respective national laws, under- take to adopt singly, or where necessary and appropriate through concerted action, the measures necessary to maintain essential ecological process and life-support systems, to preserve genetic diversity, and to ensure the sustainable utilization of harvested natural resources under their jurisdiction in accordance with scientific principles and with a view to attaining the goal of sustainable development.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.1.2 (2) To this end they shall develop national conservation strategies, and shall co-ordinate such strategies within the framework of a conservation strategy for the Region.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.11 ARTICLE 11
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.11.1x The Contracting Parties, recognizing the adverse effect that polluting discharges or Missions may have on natural processes and the functioning of natural ecosystems as well as on each of the individual ecosystem components especially animal and plants species, shall endeavour to prevent, reduce and control such discharges, emissions or applications in particular by
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.11.1x.a (a) submitting activities likely to cause pollution of the air, soil, freshwater, or the marine environment, to control which shall take into consideration both the- cumulative effects of the pollutants concerned and the self-purificating aptitude of the recipient natural environment;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.11.1x.b (b) making such controls conditional on, inter alia, appropriate treatment of polluting emissions; and
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.11.1x.c (c) establishing national environmental quality monitoring programmes, particular attention being paid to the effects of pollution on natural ecosystems, and co-operation in such programmes for the Region as a whole.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6 ARTICLE 6
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6.1 (1) The Contracting Parties shall, in view of the role of vegetation and forest cover in the functioning of natural ecosystems, take all necessary measures to ensure the conservation of the vegetation cover and in particular of the forest cover on lands under their jurisdiction.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6.2 (2) They shall, in particular, endeavour to
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6.2.a (a) - control clearance of vegetation;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6.2.a.iix - prevent overgrazing by, inter alia, limiting grazing activities to periods and intensities that will not prevent regeneration of the vegetation;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6.2.a.ix - endeavour to prevent bush and forest fires;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6.2.b (b) regulate mining and mineral exploration operations with a view to minimizing disturbance of vegetation and to requiring the rehabilitation of vegetation after such operations;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6.2.c (c) set aside areas as forest reserves, inter alia, with a view to conserve the natural forest genetic resources;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6.2.d (d) in reforestation and afforestation planning avoid as far as possible monoculture causing ecological imbalance;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6.2.e (e) designate areas whose primary function shall be the,. maintenance of soil quality in the catchment considered and the regulation of the quantity and quality of the water delivered from it;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6.2.f (f) ensure to the maximum extent possible the conservation of their natural forests, particularly mangroves with a view, inter alia, to maintaining maximum forest species diversity;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.6.2.g (g) develop their forestry management plans on the basis of ecological principles with a view to, maintaining potential for optimum sustained yield and avoiding depletion of the resource capital.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.7 ARTICLE 7
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.7.1x The Contracting Parties shall, in view of the role of soil in the functioning of natural ecosystems, take measures, wherever possible towards soil conservation, improvement and rehabilitation; they shall, in particular, endeavour to take steps to prevent soil erosion and other forms of degradation, and promote measures which safeguard the processes of organic decomposition and thereby its continuing fertility. To that effect, they shall, in particular, endeavour to
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.7.1x.a (a) establish land use policies aimed at avoiding losses of Vegetation cover, substantial soil loss, ad damages to the structure of the soil;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.7.1x.b (b) take all necessary measures to control erosion, especially as it may affect coastal or freshwater ecosystems leading to silation, of downstream areas such as lakes or vulnerable ecosystems such as coral reefs, or damage critical habitats, in particular that of endangered or endemic species;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.7.1x.c (c) take appropriate measures to rehabilitate eroded or degraded soils including rehabilitation of soil affected by mineral exploitation.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.8 ARTICLE 8
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.8.1 (1) The Contracting Parties shall, in view of the role of water in the functioning of natural ecosystems, take all appropriate measures towards the conservation of their underground and surface water resources.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.8.2 (2) They shall to that effect, in particular, endeavour to
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.8.2.a (a) undertake and promote the necessary hydrological research especially with a view to ascertaining the characteristics of each watershed;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.8.2.b (b) regulate and control water utilization with a view to achieving sufficient and continuous supply of water for, inter alia, the maintenance of natural life supporting systems and aquatic fauna and flora:
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.8.2.c (c) when planning and carrying out water resource development projects take fully into account possible effects of .h projects on natural processes or on other renewable natural resources and prevent or minimize such effects.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.9 ARTICLE 9
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.9.1x The Contracting Parties shall in view of the role of air in the functioning of natural ecosystems, endeavour to take all appropriate measures towards air quality management compatible with sustainable development.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.1 The Government of Brunei Darussalam,
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.10 CONSCIOUS also that the inter-relationship between conservation and socioeconomic development implies both that conservation is necessary to ensure sustainability of development, and that socioeconomic development is necessary for the achievement of conservation on a lasting basis;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.11 RECOGNIZING the interdependence of living resources, between them and with other natural resources, within ecosystems of which they are part;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.12 WISHING TO UNDERTAKE individual and joint action for the conservation and management of their living resources and the other natural elements on which they depend;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.13 RECOGNIZING that international co-operation is essential to attain many of these goals;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.14 CONVINCED that an essential means to achieve such concerted action is the conclusion and implementation of a. Agreement;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.15 Have agreed as follows :
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.2 The Government of the Republic of Indonesia,
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.3 The Government of Malaysia,
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.4 The Government of the Republic of the Philippines
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.5 The Government of the Republic of Singapore and
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.6 The Government of the Kingdom of Thailand,
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.7 Member States of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) :
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.8 RECOGNIZING the importance of natural resources for present and future generations;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Pre.9 CONSCIOUS of their ever-growing value from a scientific, cultural, social and economic point of view;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Sect.1 CHAPTER I
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Sect.3 CHAPTER III
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Sect.4 CHAPTER IV
2999 European Convention For The Protection Of Vertebrate Animals Used For Experimental And Other Scientific Purposes Pre.1 Preamble
2999 European Convention For The Protection Of Vertebrate Animals Used For Experimental And Other Scientific Purposes Pre.2 The member States of the Council of Europe, signatory hereto,
2999 European Convention For The Protection Of Vertebrate Animals Used For Experimental And Other Scientific Purposes Pre.3 Recalling that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members and that it wishes to co-operate with other States in the protection of live animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes;
2999 European Convention For The Protection Of Vertebrate Animals Used For Experimental And Other Scientific Purposes Pre.4 Recognising that man has a moral obligation to respect all animals and to have due consideration for their capacity for suffering and memory;
2999 European Convention For The Protection Of Vertebrate Animals Used For Experimental And Other Scientific Purposes Pre.5 Accepting nevertheless that man in his quest for knowledge, health and safety has a need to use animals where there is a reasonable expectation that the result will be to extend knowledge or be to the overall benefit of man or animal, just as he uses them for food, clothing and as beasts of burden;
2999 European Convention For The Protection Of Vertebrate Animals Used For Experimental And Other Scientific Purposes Pre.6 Resolved to limit the use of animals for experimental and other scientific purposes, with the aim of replacing such use wherever practical, in particular by seeking alternative measures and encouraging the use of these alternative measures;
2999 European Convention For The Protection Of Vertebrate Animals Used For Experimental And Other Scientific Purposes Pre.7 Desirous to adopt common provisions in order to protect animals used in those procedures which may possibly cause pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm and to ensure that where unavoidable they shall be kept to a minimum,
2999 European Convention For The Protection Of Vertebrate Animals Used For Experimental And Other Scientific Purposes Pre.8 Have agreed as follows:
2999 European Convention For The Protection Of Vertebrate Animals Used For Experimental And Other Scientific Purposes Sect.1 Part I - General principles
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Pre.1 THE STATES PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION,
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Pre.2 AWARE that nuclear activities are being carried out in a number of States,
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Pre.3 NOTING that comprehensive measures have been and are being take to ensure a high level of safety in nuclear activities, aimed at preventing nuclear accidents and minimizing the consequences of any such accident, should it occur,
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Pre.4 DESIRING to strengthen further international co-operation in the safe development and use of nuclear energy,
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Pre.5 CONVINCED of the need for States to provide relevant information about nuclear accidents as early as possible in order that transboundary radiological consequences can be minimized,
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Pre.6 NOTING the usefulness of bilateral and multilateral arrangements on information exchange in this area,
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Pre.7 HAVE AGREED as follows:
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Pre.1 THE STATES PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION,
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Pre.2 AWARE that nuclear activities are being carried out in a number of States,
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Pre.3 NOTING that comprehensive measures have been and are being taken to ensure a high level of safety in nuclear activities, aimed at preventing nuclear accidents and minimizing the consequences of any such accident, should it occur,
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Pre.4 DESIRING to strengthen further international co-operation in the safe development and use of nuclear energy,
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Pre.5 CONVINCED of the need for an international framework which will facilitate the prompt provision of assistance in the event of a nuclear accident or radiological emergency to mitigate its consequences,
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Pre.6 NOTING the usefulness of bilateral and multilateral arrangements on mutual assistance in this area,
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Pre.7 NOTING the activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency in developing guidelines for mutual emergency assistance arrangements in connection with a nuclear accident or radiological emergency,
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Pre.8 HAVE AGREED as follows:
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.1 The Parties,
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.10 Noting, however, that existing international agreements concerning the marine and coastal environment do not cover, in spite of the progress achieved, all aspects and sources of marine pollution and environmental degradation and do not entirely meet the special requirements of the South Pacific Region;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.11 Desirous to adopt the regional convention to strengthen the implementation of the general objective of the Action Plan for Managing the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region adopted at Rarotonga, Cook Islands, on 11 March 1982;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.12 Have agreed as follows:
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.2 Fully aware of the economic and social value of the natural resources of the environment of the South Pacific Region;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.3 Taking into account the traditions and cultures of the Pacific people as expressed in accepted customs and practices;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.4 Conscious of their responsibility to preserve their natural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.5 Recognizing the special hydrological, geological and ecological characteristics of the region which requires special care and responsible management;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.6 Recognizing further the threat to the marine and coastal environment, its ecological equilibrium, resources and legitimate uses posed by pollution and by the insufficient integration of an environmental dimension into the development process;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.7 Seeking to ensure that resource development shall be in harmony with the maintenance of the unique environmental quality of the region and the evolving principles of sustained resource management;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.8 Realizing fully the need for co-operation amongst themselves and with competent international, regional and sub-regional organizations in order to ensure a co- ordinated and comprehensive development of the natural resources of the region;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Pre.9 Recognizing the desirability for the wider acceptance and national implementation of international agreements already in existence concerning the marine and coastal environment;
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.1 The Parties to this Treaty
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.10 Noting also that the prohibition of testing of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere or under water, including territorial waters or high seas, contained in the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water applies in the South Pacific;
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.11 Determined to keep the region free of environmental pollution by radioactive wastes and other radioactive matter;
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.12 Guided by the decision of the Fifteenth South Pacific Forum at Tuvalu that a nuclear free zone should be established in the region at the earliest possible opportunity in accordance with the principles set out in the communique of that meeting;
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.13 Have Agreed as follows:
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.2 United in their commitment to a world at peace;
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.3 Gravely concerned that the continuing nuclear arms race presents the risk of nuclear war which would have devastating consequences for all people;
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.4 Convinced that all countries have an obligation to make every effort to achieve the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons, the terror which they hold for humankind and the threat which they pose to life on earth;
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.5 Believing that regional arms control measures can contribute to global efforts to reverse the nuclear arms race and promote the national security of each country in the region and the common security of all;
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.6 Determined to ensure, so far as lies within their power, that the bounty and beauty of the land and sea in their region shall remain the heritage of their peoples and their descendants in perpetuity to be enjoyed by all in peace;
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.7 Reaffirming the importance of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons and in contributing to world security;
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.8 Noting, in particular, that Article VII of the NPT recognises the right of any group of States to conclude regional treaties in order to assure the total absence of nuclear weapons in their respective territories;
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Pre.9 Noting that the prohibitions of emplantation and emplacement of nuclear weapons on the seabed and the ocean floor and in the subsoil thereof contained in the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Seabed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof apply in the South Pacific;
3012 Agreement On The Preservation Of Confidentiality Of Data Concerning Deep Seabed Areas Pre.1 The Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Government of Canada, the Government of the Republic of Italy, and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, hereinafter referred to as the "Parties",
3012 Agreement On The Preservation Of Confidentiality Of Data Concerning Deep Seabed Areas Pre.2 Have agreed as follows:
3022 Agreement On Flood Warning For The Catchment Basin Of The Mosel Pre.1 The Government of the French Republic,
3022 Agreement On Flood Warning For The Catchment Basin Of The Mosel Pre.2 The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,
3022 Agreement On Flood Warning For The Catchment Basin Of The Mosel Pre.3 Desiring to expand cooperation between neighbouring countries with respect to the management of the Moselle and the Saar Rivers,
3022 Agreement On Flood Warning For The Catchment Basin Of The Mosel Pre.4 Wishing to provide persons living along the Moselle and the Saar Rivers with better protection against floods,
3022 Agreement On Flood Warning For The Catchment Basin Of The Mosel Pre.5 Desiring to take joint measures to improve water level information and flood warning services in the catchment basins of the Moselle,
3022 Agreement On Flood Warning For The Catchment Basin Of The Mosel Pre.6 Bearing in mind the Frontier Treaty between the Netherlands and Prussia signed at Aachen on 26 June 1816,2
3022 Agreement On Flood Warning For The Catchment Basin Of The Mosel Pre.7 Bearing in mind the Frontier Treaty between the Netherlands and France signed at Courtrai on 28 March 1920,3
3022 Agreement On Flood Warning For The Catchment Basin Of The Mosel Pre.8 Bearing in mind the Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg concerning the canalization of the Moselle, signed at Luxembourg on 27 October 1956, and in particular article 56 thereof,
3022 Agreement On Flood Warning For The Catchment Basin Of The Mosel Pre.9 Have agreed as follows:
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4 Article 4
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.1.a 1. (a) Parties exercising their right to prohibit the import of hazardous wastes or other wastes for disposal shall inform the other Parties of their decision pursuant to Article 13.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.1.b (b) Parties shall prohibit or shall not permit the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes to the Parties which have prohibited the import of such wastes, when notified pursuant to subparagraph (a) above.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.1.c (c) Parties shall prohibit or shall not permit the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes if the State of import does not consent in writing to the specific import, in the case where that State of import has not prohibited the import of such wastes.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.10 10. The obligation under this Convention of States in which hazardous wastes and other wastes are generated to require that those wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner may not under any circumstances be transferred to the States of import or transit.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.11 11. Nothing in this Convention shall prevent a Party from imposing additional requirements that are consistent with the provisions of this Convention, and are in accordance with the rules of international law, in order better to protect human health and the environment.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.12 12. Nothing in this Convention shall affect in any way the sovereignty of States over their territorial sea established in accordance with international law, and the sovereign rights and the jurisdiction which States have in their exclusive economic zones and their continental shelves in accordance with international law, and the exercise by ships and aircraft of all States of navigational rights and freedoms as provided for in international law and as reflected in relevant international instruments.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.13 13. Parties shall undertake to review periodically the possibilities for the reduction of the amount and/or the pollution potential of hazardous wastes and other wastes which are exported to other States, in particular to developing countries.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.2 2. Each Party shall take the appropriate measures to:
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.2.a (a) Ensure that the generation of hazardous wastes and other wastes within it is reduced to a minimum, taking into account social, technological and economic aspects;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.2.b (b) Ensure the availability of adequate disposal facilities, for the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes, that shall be located, to the extent possible, within it, whatever the place of their disposal;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.2.c (c) Ensure that persons involved in the management of hazardous wastes or other wastes within it take such steps as are necessary to prevent pollution due to hazardous wastes and other wastes arising from such management and, if such pollution occurs, to minimize the consequences thereof for human health and the environment;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.2.d (d) Ensure that the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes is reduced to the minimum consistent with the environmentally sound and efficient management of such wastes, and is conducted in a manner which will protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects which may result from such movement;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.2.e (e) Not allow the export of hazardous wastes or other wastes to a State or group of States belonging to an economic and/or political integration organization that are Parties, particularly developing countries, which have prohibited by their legislation all imports, or if it has reason to believe that the wastes in question will not be managed in an environmentally sound manner, according to criteria to be decided on by the Parties at their first meeting.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.2.f (f) Require that information about a proposed transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes be provided to the States concerned, according to Annex V A, to state clearly the effects of the proposed movement on human health and the environment;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.2.g (g) Prevent the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes if it has reason to believe that the wastes in question will not be managed in an environmentally sound manner;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.2.h (h) Co-operate in activities with other Parties and interested organizations, directly and through the Secretariat, including the dissemination of information on the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes, in order to improve the environmentally sound management of such wastes and to achieve the prevention of illegal traffic.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.3 3. The Parties consider that illegal traffic in hazardous wastes or other wastes is criminal.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.4 4. Each Party shall take appropriate legal, administrative and other measures to implement and enforce the provisions of this Convention, including measures to prevent and punish conduct in contravention of the Convention.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.5 5. A Party shall not permit hazardous wastes or other wastes to be exported to a non-Party or to be imported from a non-Party.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.6 6. The Parties agree not to allow the export of hazardous wastes or other wastes for disposal within the area south of 60° South latitude, whether or not such wastes are subject to transboundary movement.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.7 7. Furthermore, each Party shall:
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.7.a (a) Prohibit all persons under its national jurisdiction from transporting or disposing of hazardous wastes or other wastes unless such persons are authorized or allowed to perform such types of operations;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.7.b (b) Require that hazardous wastes and other wastes that are to be the subject of a transboundary movement be packaged, labelled, and transported in conformity with generally accepted and recognized international rules and standards in the field of packaging, labelling, and transport, and that due account is taken of relevant internationally recognized practices;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.7.c (c) Require that hazardous wastes and other wastes be accompanied by a movement document from the point at which a transboundary movement commences to the point of disposal.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.8 8. Each Party shall require that hazardous wastes or other wastes, to be exported, are managed in an environmentally sound manner in the State of import or elsewhere. Technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes subject to this Convention shall be decided by the Parties at their first meeting.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.9 9. Parties shall take the appropriate measures to ensure that the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes only be allowed if:
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.9.a (a) The State of export does not have the technical capacity and the necessary facilities, capacity or suitable disposal sites in order to dispose of the wastes in question in an environmentally sound and efficient manner; or
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.9.b (b) The wastes in question are required as a raw material for recycling or recovery industries in the State of import; or
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.4.9.c (c) The transboundary movement in question is in accordance with other criteria to be decided by the Parties, provided those criteria do not differ from the objectives of this Convention.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.1 PREAMBLE
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.10 Convinced that hazardous wastes and other wastes should, as far as is compatible with environmentally sound and efficient management, be disposed of in the State where they were generated,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.11 Aware also that transboundary movements of such wastes from the State of their generation to any other State should be permitted only when conducted under conditions which do not endanger human health and the environment, and under conditions in conformity with the provisions of this Convention,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.12 Considering that enhanced control of transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes will act as an incentive for their environmentally sound management and for the reduction of the volume of such transboundary movement,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.13 Convinced that States should take measures for the proper exchange of information on and control of the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes from and to those States,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.14 Noting that a number of international and regional agreements have addressed the issue of protection and preservation of the environment with regard to the transit of dangerous goods,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.15 Taking into account the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm, 1972), the Cairo Guidelines and Principles for the Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Wastes adopted by the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) by decision 14/30 of 17 June 1987, the Recommendations of the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (formulated in 1957 and updated biennially), relevant recommendations, declarations, instruments and regulations adopted within the United Nations system and the work and studies done within other international and regional organizations,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.16 Mindful of the spirit, principles, aims and functions of the World Charter for Nature adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations at its thirty-seventh session (1982) as the rule of ethics in respect of the protection of the human environment and the conservation of natural resources,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.17 Affirming that States are responsible for the fulfilment of their international obligations concerning the protection of human health and protection and preservation of the environment, and are liable in accordance with international law,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.18 Recognizing that in the case of a material breach of the provisions of this Convention or any protocol thereto the relevant international law of treaties shall apply,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.19 Aware of the need to continue the development and implementation of environmentally sound low-waste technologies, recycling options, good house-keeping and management systems with a view to reducing to a minimum the generation of hazardous wastes and other wastes,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.2 The Parties to this Convention,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.20 Aware also of the growing international concern about the need for stringent control of transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes, and of the need as far as possible to reduce such movement to a minimum,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.21 Concerned about the problem of illegal transboundary traffic in hazardous wastes and other wastes,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.22 Taking into account also the limited capabilities of the developing countries to manage hazardous wastes and other wastes,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.23 Recognizing the need to promote the transfer of technology for the sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes produced locally, particularly to the developing countries in accordance with the spirit of the Cairo Guidelines and decision 14/16 of the Governing Council of UNEP on Promotion of the transfer of environmental protection technology,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.24 Recognizing also that hazardous wastes and other wastes should be transported in accordance with relevant international conventions and recommendations,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.25 Convinced also that the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes should be permitted only when the transport and the ultimate disposal of such wastes is environmentally sound, and
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.26 Determined to protect, by strict control, human health and the environment against the adverse effects which may result from the generation and management of hazardous wastes and other wastes,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.27 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.3 Aware of the risk of damage to human health and the environment caused by hazardous wastes and other wastes and the transboundary movement thereof,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.4 Mindful of the growing threat to human health and the environment posed by the increased generation and complexity, and transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.5 Mindful also that the most effective way of protecting human health and the environment from the dangers posed by such wastes is the reduction of their generation to a minimum in terms of quantity and/or hazard potential,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.6 Convinced that States should take necessary measures to ensure that the management of hazardous wastes and other wastes including their transboundary movement and disposal is consistent with the protection of human health and the environment whatever the place of disposal,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.7 Noting that States should ensure that the generator should carry out duties with regards to the transport and disposal of hazardous wastes and other wastes in a manner that is consistent with the protection of the environment, whatever the place of disposal.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.8 Fully recognizing that any State has the sovereign right to ban the entry or disposal of foreign hazardous wastes and other wastes in its territory,
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Pre.9 Recognizing also the increasing desire for the prohibition of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal in other States, especially developing countries,
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.1 THE CONTRACTING PARTIES:
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.10 RECOGNIZING that the present Agreement does not prejudge nor affect the position maintained by the States parties hereto regarding matters arising from the Law of the Seas;
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.11 BEARING IN MIND the principles and norms of Ocean Rights relating to the management and conservation of live resources, including highly migratory species;
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.12 BASED on the fourteen (14) Fundamental Principles approved by the Working Group on Regional Coordination for benefitting fully from tuna resources, at its first Extraordinary Meeting held in Mexico City in February 1964, and which form an integral part of the present Agreement, the text of which in attached (1);
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.13 Have agreed the following:
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.2 RECOGNIZING that coastal States have sovereign rights over all fishing resources, including species denominated as highly migratory, in the seas adjacent to and within 200 miles of their coastlines, for the benefit of their peoples and mainly for exploration and proper exploitation, conservation and management purposes;
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.3 AWARE that the conservation, protection and optimum utilization of highly migratory species should be the fundamental objective of any regional agreement on this matter;
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.4 BELIEVING that the purpose of optimum utilization of highly migratory species is to ensure that the maximum sustainable yield be produced by rational exploitation of same;
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.5 AWARE that the Eastern Pacific Coastal States have different degrees of tuna fishing development at different technical levels, and that it is therefore necessary to promote international cooperation leading to a strengthening of national capacities and the transfer of technology to countries requiring came in order to achieve harmonious development within the region;
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.6 RECOGNIZING that, in order to achieve these ends, it is necessary to establish a system of international cooperation in research, conservation, protection and optimum utilization of the tuna fish in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, under an international agreement;
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.7 BEARING IN MIND that the tuna species are highly migratory and cover a wide haunt in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and that, as a result, in order to ensure their conservation and to control their exploitation it is necessary to create a regional organization which, for this purpose and based on the sovereign rights of maritime states, shall comprise an integrated body of all members, empowered to take decisions by consensus;
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.8 CONVINCED that the International Agreement's area of application should of necessity be that of the haunts of the highly migratory species found in the Eastern Pacific;
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Pre.9 EMPHASIZING the joint purpose of the Latin American Fisheries Development Organization - OLDEPESCA, and of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific - CPPS, to achieve promptly a valid International Agreement guaranteeing conservation, protection and optimum utilization of tuna in the Eastern Pacific;
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Pre.1 The Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Nauru, the Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands,
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Pre.2 Taking into account the work of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea;
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Pre.3 Noting that, in accordance with the relevant principles of international law, each of the Parties has established an exclusive economic zone or fisheries zone (hereinafter respectively called "the Fisheries Zones") which may extend 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which their respective territorial seas are measured and within which they respectively and separately exercise sovereign rights for the purposes of exploring, exploiting, conserving and managing all living marine resources;
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Pre.4 Having regard to the objectives of the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention and in particular the promotion of regional cooperation and coordination of fisheries policies and the need for the urgent implementation of these objectives through regional or sub-regional arrangements;
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Pre.5 Conscious of the exploitation of the common stocks of fish, both within the Fisheries Zones and in the waters adjacent thereto, by the distant water fishing nations;
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Pre.6 Mindful of their dependence, as developing island States, upon the rational development and optimum utilization of the living resources occurring within the Fisheries Zones and, in particular, the common stocks of the fish therein;
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Pre.7 Recognizing that only by cooperation in the management of the Fisheries Zones may their people be assured of receiving the maximum benefits from such resources;
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Pre.8 Desirous of establishing, without prejudice to the sovereign rights of each Party, arrangements by which this may be achieved.
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Pre.9 Have agreed as follows:
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Pre.1 The Parties,
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Pre.10 HAVE AGREED as follows:
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Pre.2 RECOGNIZING that seals are an irreplaceable component of the Wadden Sea ecosystem and that they are of great importance as indicators of its condition;
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Pre.3 AWARE that they constitute a separate population whose main range and the main migration routes are located in the Wadden Sea and which should, as a consequence, be managed as a single unit;
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Pre.4 DEEPLY CONCERNED by the conservation status of that population, which as the result of mass deaths of seals has been reduced to the lowest level ever recorded;
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Pre.5 WITH A VIEW to improving this conservation status through concerted action on the part of the States that exercise jurisdiction over the range of that population;
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Pre.6 RECALLING the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals signed at Bonn on 23 June 1979 and notably its Appendix II which was amended in 1985 to include the Wadden Sea population of the common or harbour seal;
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Pre.7 RECALLING the Joint Declaration on the Protection of the Wadden Sea, adopted at the Third Governmental Meeting on the Protection of the Wadden Sea in Copenhagen on 9 December 1982;
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Pre.8 RECALLING the Declarations adopted by the First International Conference on the Protection of the North Sea, Bremen, 1 November 1984, and the Second International Conference on the Protection of the North Sea, London, 25 November 1987;
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Pre.9 RECALLING the trilateral Administrative Agreement on a Common Secretariat for the Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea of 23 October 1987;
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.1 The Government Of The Kingdom Of Spain,
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.10 CONCERNED to act promptly and effectively in the event of a pollution incident at sea which would endanger the coasts or the related interests of a coastal State, with a view to reducing the damage caused by such an incident;
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.11 STRESSING the importance of genuine preparation at national level to combat pollution incidents at sea;
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.12 RECOGNIZING MOREOVER that it is important that reciprocal assistance and international cooperation be instituted amongst States in order to protect their coasts and their related interests;
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.13 EMPHASIZING also the importance of measures taken individually and jointly in order to minimize the risks of pollution incidents at sea;
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.14 MINDFUL of the success of current regional agreements, and in particular of the action plan of the European Communities, the aim of which is to provide aid in the event of major marine pollution by hydrocarbons or other dangerous substances,
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.15 have designated their Plenipotentiaries, who, having exchanged their full powers, found in good and due form,
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.16 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.2 The Government Of The French Republic,
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.3 The Government Of The Kingdom Of Morocco,
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.4 The Government Of The Portuguese Republic,
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.5 The European Economic Community,
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.6 meeting in the Conference for the protection of the coasts and waters of the north-east Atlantic against pollution due to hydrocarbons and other harmful substances, held in Lisbon on 17 October 1990,
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.7 AWARE of the need to protect the human environment in general and the marine environment in particular;
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.8 RECOGNIZING that pollution of the north-east Atlantic Ocean by hydrocarbons and other harmful substances may threaten the marine environment in general and the interests of coastal States in particular;
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Pre.9 NOTING that such pollution has many origins, but RECOGNIZING that special measures are necessary in the event of accidents and other pollution incidents caused by ships and fixed and floating platforms ;
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.1 THE PARTIES TO THE PRESENT CONVENTION,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.10 TAKING ACCOUNT FURTHER of the importance of bilateral and multilateral agreements and arrangements including regional conventions and agreements,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.11 BEARING IN MIND the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,[5] in particular of its part XII,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.12 BEING AWARE of the need to promote international co-operation and to enhance existing national, regional and global capabilities concerning oil pollution preparedness and response, taking into account the special needs of the developing countries and particularly small island States,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.13 CONSIDERING that these objectives may best be achieved by the conclusion of an International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.14 HAVE AGREED as follows:
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.2 CONSCIOUS of the need to preserve the human environment in general and the marine environment in particular,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.3 RECOGNIZING the serious threat posed to the marine environment by oil pollution incidents involving ships, offshore units, sea ports and oil handling facilities,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.4 MINDFUL of the importance of precautionary measures and prevention in avoiding oil pollution in the first instance, and the need for strict application of existing international instruments dealing with maritime safety and marine pollution prevention, particularly the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974,[1] as amended, and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto,[2] as amended, and also the speedy development of enhanced standards for the design, operation and maintenance of ships carrying oil, and of offshore units,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.5 MINDFUL ALSO that, in the event of an oil pollution incident, prompt and effective action is essential in order to minimize the damage which may result from such an incident,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.6 EMPHASIZING the importance of effective preparation for combating oil pollution incidents and the important role which the oil and shipping industries have in this regard,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.7 RECOGNIZING FURTHER the importance of mutual assistance and international co-operation relating to matters including the exchange of information respecting the capabilities of States to respond to oil pollution incidents, the preparation of oil pollution contingency plans, the exchange of reports of incidents of significance which may affect the marine environment or the coastline and related interests of States, and research and development respecting means of combating oil pollution in the marine environment,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.8 TAKING ACCOUNT of the "polluter pays" principle as a general principle of international environmental law,
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Pre.9 TAKING ACCOUNT ALSO of the importance of international instruments on liability and compensation for oil pollution damage, including the 1969 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (CLC);[3] and the 1971 International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage (FUND);[4] and the compelling need for early entry into force of the 1984 Protocols to the CLC and FUND Conventions,
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Pre.1 The Parties to this Convention,
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Pre.10 Have agreed as follows:
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Pre.2 Aware of the interrelationship between economic activities and their environmental consequences,
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Pre.3 Affirming the need to ensure environmentally sound and sustainable development,
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Pre.4 Determined to enhance international co-operation in assessing environmental impact in particular in a transboundary context,
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Pre.5 Mindful of the need and importance to develop anticipatory policies and of preventing, mitigating and monitoring significant adverse environmental impact in general and more specifically in a transboundary context,
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Pre.6 Recalling the relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, the Declaration of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) and the Concluding Documents of the Madrid and Vienna Meetings of Representatives of the Participating States of the CSCE,
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Pre.7 Commending the ongoing activities of States to ensure that, through their national legal and administrative provisions and their national policies, environmental impact assessment is carried out,
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Pre.8 Conscious of the need to give explicit consideration to environmental factors at an early stage in the decision-making process by applying environmental impact assessment, at all appropriate administrative levels, as a necessary tool to improve the quality of information presented to decision makers so that environmentally sound decisions can be made paying careful attention to minimizing significant adverse impact, particularly in a transboundary context,
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Pre.9 Mindful of the efforts of international organizations to promote the use of environmental impact assessment both at the national and international levels, and taking into account work on environmental impact assessment carried out under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, in particular results achieved by the Seminar on Environmental Impact Assessment (September 1987, Warsaw, Poland) as well as noting the Goals and Principles on environmental impact assessment adopted by the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Ministerial Declaration on Sustainable Development (May 1990, Bergen, Norway),
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Pre.1 The Parties,
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Pre.2 Recognising their common interests in the conservation, management and optimum utilization of the living marine resources of the Western Indian Ocean region and in particular of the highly migratory tuna and tuna-like species;
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Pre.3 Desiring to cooperate with a view to ensuring the conservation, management and optimum utilization of tuna and tuna-like species in the Western Indian Ocean;
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Pre.4 Considering the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea opened for signature on the 10th December 1992;
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Pre.5 Desiring to promote regional cooperation and coordination in respect of fisheries policies;
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Pre.6 Concerned to secure the maximum benefits from the tuna and tuna-like species of the region for their peoples;
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Pre.7 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Pre.1 The Contracting Parties
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Pre.2 RECALLING the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals opened for signature in Bonn on 23 June 1979;
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Pre.3 RECOGNISING the unfavourable conservation status of bats in Europe and non-European Range States and in particular the serious threat to them from habitat degradation, disturbance of roosting sites and certain pesticides;
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Pre.4 CONSCIOUS that the threats facing bats in Europe and non-European Range States are common to both migratory and non-migratory species and that roosts are often shared by migratory and non-migratory species;
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Pre.5 RECALLING that the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals held in Bonn in October 1985 agreed to add European species of CHIROPTERA (Rhinolophidae and Vespertilionidae) to Appendix II of the Convention and instructed the Secretariat of the Convention to take appropriate measures to develop an Agreement for these species;
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Pre.6 CONVINCED that the conclusion of an Agreement for these species would greatly benefit the conservation of bats in Europe;
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Pre.7 Have agreed as follows:
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Pre.1 The Contracting Parties,
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Pre.2 Conscious of the importance of the fisheries sector in their economic development;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Pre.3 Convinced that African countries would benefit greatly from the development of their fisheries which may depend on the establishment of international market information and cooperation organization for fishery products;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Pre.4 Realizing that the promotion and success of such organization can be facilitated through regional cooperation;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Pre.5 Considering that the said cooperation can best be achieved through the establishment of an intergovernmental organization carrying out its activities in collaboration with countries, organizations and institutions that may be able to provide financial and technical support;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Pre.6 Have agreed as follows:
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.1 The Parties
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.10 Recalling that under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn 1979),
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.11 Parties are encouraged to conclude agreements on wild animals which periodically cross national jurisdictional boundaries,
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.12 Recalling also that under the provisions of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Berne 1979), all small cetaceans regularly present in the Baltic and North Seas are listed in its Appendix II as strictly protected species, and
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.13 Referring to the Memorandum of Understanding on Small Cetaceans in the North Sea signed by the Ministers present at the Third International Conference on the Protection of the North Sea,
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.14 have agreed as follows:
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.2 Recalling the general principles of conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, as reflected in the World Conservation Strategy of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Wide Fund for Nature, and in the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development,
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.3 Recognizing that by-catches, habitat deterioration and disturbance may adversely affect these populations,
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.4 Convinced that small cetaceans are and should remain an integral part of marine ecosystems,
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.5 Aware that the population of harbour porpoises of the Baltic Sea has drastically decreased,
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.6 Concerned about the status of small cetaceans in the Baltic and North Seas,
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.7 Recognizing that their vulnerable and largely unclear status merits immediate attention in order to improve it and to gather information as a basis for sound decisions on management and conservation,
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.8 Confident that activities for that purpose are best coordinated between the States concerned in order to increase efficiency and avoid duplicate work,
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Pre.9 Aware of the importance of maintaining maritime activities such as fishing,
3119 Agreement On Cooperation In Research, Conservation And Management Of Marine Mammals In The North Atlantic Pre.1 The Parties,
3119 Agreement On Cooperation In Research, Conservation And Management Of Marine Mammals In The North Atlantic Pre.2 IN PURSUANCE of the objectives laid down in the Memorandum of Understanding, signed at Tromsø on 19 April 1990, on cooperation between countries bordering the North Atlantic Ocean in research, conservation and management of marine mammals;
3119 Agreement On Cooperation In Research, Conservation And Management Of Marine Mammals In The North Atlantic Pre.3 HAVING REGARD to their common concerns for the rational management, conservation and optimum utilization of the living resources of the sea in accordance with generally accepted principles of international law as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea;
3119 Agreement On Cooperation In Research, Conservation And Management Of Marine Mammals In The North Atlantic Pre.4 DESIRING to enhance their cooperation in research on marine mammals and their role in the ecosystem, including, where appropriate, multi-species approaches, and on the effects of marine pollution and other human activities;
3119 Agreement On Cooperation In Research, Conservation And Management Of Marine Mammals In The North Atlantic Pre.5 BEARING IN MIND the need to develop management procedures which take into account the relationship between marine mammals and other marine living resources;
3119 Agreement On Cooperation In Research, Conservation And Management Of Marine Mammals In The North Atlantic Pre.6 RECALLING the general principles of conservation and sustainable use of natural resources as reflected in the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development;
3119 Agreement On Cooperation In Research, Conservation And Management Of Marine Mammals In The North Atlantic Pre.7 CONVINCED that regional bodies in the North Atlantic can ensure effective conservation, sustainable marine resource utilization and development with due regard to the needs of coastal communities and indigenous people;
3119 Agreement On Cooperation In Research, Conservation And Management Of Marine Mammals In The North Atlantic Pre.8 Have agreed as follows:
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.3 Article III
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.3.1x The Contracting Parties take part in this Convention on the basis of full equality in rights and duties, respect for national sovereignty and independence, non-interference in their internal affairs, mutual benefit and other relevant principles and norms of international law.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.1 The Contracting Parties,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.10 Bearing in mind that the Black Sea coast is a major international resort area where Black Sea Countries have made large investments in public health and tourism,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.11 Taking into account the special hydrological and ecological characteristics of the Black Sea and the hypersensitivity of its flora and fauna to changes in the temperature and composition of the sea water,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.12 Noting that pollution of the marine environment of Black Sea also emanates from land-based sources in other countries of Europe, mainly through rivers,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.13 Reaffirming their readiness to cooperate in the preservation of the marine environment of the Black Sea and the protection of its living resources against pollution,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.14 Noting the necessity of scientific, technical and technological cooperation for the attainment of the purposes of the Convention,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.15 Noting that existing international agreements do not cover all aspects of pollution of the marine environment of the Black Sea emanating from third countries,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.16 Realizing the need for close cooperation with competent international organizations based on a concerted regional approach for the protection and enhancement of the Black Sea,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.17 Have agreed as follows:
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.2 Determined to act with a view to achieve progress in the protection of the marine environment of the Black Sea and in the conservation of its living resources,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.3 Conscious of the importance of the economic, social and health values of the marine environment of the Black Sea,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.4 Convinced that the natural resources and amenities of the Black Sea can be preserved primarily through joint efforts of the Black Sea countries,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.5 Taking into account the generally accepted rules and regulations of international law,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.6 Having in mind the principles, customs and rules of general international law regulating the protection and preservation of the marine environment and the conservation of the living resources thereof,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.7 Taking into account the relevant provisions of the Convention on Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter of 1972 as amended; the International Convention on Prevention of Pollution from Ships of 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto as amended; the Convention on Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal of 1989 and the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation of 1990,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.8 Recognizing the significance of the principles adopted by the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe,
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Pre.9 Taking into account their interest in the conservation, exploitation and development of the bio-productive potential of the Black Sea,
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Pre.1 The Parties,
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Pre.2 RECOGNIZING that the long-term chemical, biological, and physical processes and cycles of the Earth system are undergoing continuous alteration that is both natural in origin and human-induced, in what is known as global change;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Pre.3 CONCERNED that our scientific knowledge of the earth system and our common understanding of the environmental, economic and social effects on development caused by these changes is incomplete;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Pre.4 AWARE that global change may affect the resources vital to the condition of human beings and other species;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Pre.5 CONSIDERING that policy makers are in need of accurate information and sound analyses concerning the causes and the physical, social, economic and ecological impacts of global change;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Pre.6 CONCERNED that research on global issues requires cooperation among research institutes, among states and among the different parts of the Inter-American region, and with regional and international global change research programs;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Pre.7 CONVINCED that national and global efforts to address these issues must be supplemented by regional cooperation among States; and
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Pre.8 RECALLING that, in order to encourage such regional cooperation, the establishment of an Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research was initiated by the scientific community of the Americas at the 1990 White House Conference on Science and Economics Research Related to Global Change;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Pre.9 HAVE AGREED as follows:
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.16 Article 16. Access to and Transfer of Technology
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.16.1 1. Each Contracting Party, recognizing that technology includes biotechnology, and that both access to and transfer of technology among Contracting Parties are essential elements for the attainment of the objectives of this Convention, undertakes subject to the provisions of this Article to provide and/ or facilitate access for and transfer to other Contracting Parties of technologies that are relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity or make use of genetic resources and do not cause significant damage to the environment.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.16.2 2. Access to and transfer of technology referred to in paragraph 1 above to developing countries shall be provided and/ or facilitated under fair and most favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms where mutually agreed, and, where necessary, in accordance with the financial mechanism established by Articles 20 and 21. In the case of technology subject to patents and other intellectual property rights, such access and transfer shall be provided on terms which recognize and are consistent with the adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights. The application of this paragraph shall be consistent with paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 below.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.16.3 3. Each Contracting Party shall take legislative, administrative or policy measures, as appropriate, with the aim that Contracting Parties, in particular those that are developing countries, which provide genetic resources are provided access to and transfer of technology which makes use of those resources, on mutually agreed terms, including technology protected by patents and other intellectual property rights, where necessary, through the provisions of Articles 20 and 21 and in accordance with international law and consistent with paragraphs 4 and 5 below.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.16.4 4. Each Contracting Party shall take legislative, administrative or policy measures, as appropriate, with the aim that the private sector facilitates access to, joint development and transfer of technology referred to in paragraph 1 above for the benefit of both governmental institutions and the private sector of developing countries and in this regard shall abide by the obligations included in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 above.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.16.5 5. The Contracting Parties, recognizing that patents and other intellectual property rights may have an influence on the implementation of this Convention, shall cooperate in this regard subject to national legislation and international law in order to ensure that such rights are supportive of and do not run counter to its objectives.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.1 Preamble
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.10 Noting that it is vital to anticipate, prevent and attack the causes of significant reduction or loss of biological diversity at source,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.11 Noting also that where there is a threat of significant reduction or loss of biological diversity, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to avoid or minimize such a threat,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.12 Noting further that the fundamental requirement for the conservation of biological diversity is the in-situ conservation of ecosystems and natural habitats and the maintenance and recovery of viable populations of species in their natural surroundings,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.13 Noting further that ex-situ measures, preferably in the country of origin, also have an important role to play,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.14 Recognizing the close and traditional dependence of many indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles on biological resources, and the desirability of sharing equitably benefits arising from the use of traditional knowledge, innovations and practices relevant to the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.15 Recognizing also the vital role that women play in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and affirming the need for the full participation of women at all levels of policy-making and implementation for biological diversity conservation,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.16 Stressing the importance of, and the need to promote, international, regional and global cooperation among States and intergovernmental organizations and the non-governmental sector for the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.17 Acknowledging that the provision of new and additional financial resources and appropriate access to relevant technologies can be expected to make a substantial difference in the world's ability to address the loss of biological diversity,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.18 Acknowledging further that special provision is required to meet the needs of developing countries, including the provision of new and additional financial resources and appropriate access to relevant technologies,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.19 Noting in this regard the special conditions of the least developed countries and small island States,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.2 The Contracting Parties,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.20 Acknowledging that substantial investments are required to conserve biological diversity and that there is the expectation of a broad range of environmental, economic and social benefits from those investments,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.21 Recognizing that economic and social development and poverty eradication are the first and overriding priorities of developing countries,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.22 Aware that conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity is of critical importance for meeting the food, health and other needs of the growing world population, for which purpose access to and sharing of both genetic resources and technologies are essential,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.23 Noting that, ultimately, the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity will strengthen friendly relations among States and contribute to peace for humankind,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.24 Desiring to enhance and complement existing international arrangements for the conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of its components, and
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.25 Determined to conserve and sustainably use biological diversity for the benefit of present and future generations,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.26 Have agreed as follows:
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.3 Conscious of the intrinsic value of biological diversity and of the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic values of biological diversity and its components,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.4 Conscious also of the importance of biological diversity for evolution and for maintaining life sustaining systems of the biosphere,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.5 Affirming that the conservation of biological diversity is a common concern of humankind,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.6 Reaffirming that States have sovereign rights over their own biological resources,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.7 Reaffirming also that States are responsible for conserving their biological diversity and for using their biological resources in a sustainable manner,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.8 Concerned that biological diversity is being significantly reduced by certain human activities,
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.9 Aware of the general lack of information and knowledge regarding biological diversity and of the urgent need to develop scientific, technical and institutional capacities to provide the basic understanding upon which to plan and implement appropriate measures,
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Pre.1 THE PARTIES TO THIS TREATY:
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Pre.2 GIVEN that in accordance with international law as expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea[1], coastal States have sovereign rights for the purposes of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the fisheries resources of their exclusive economic zones and fisheries zones;
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Pre.3 TAKING INTO ACCOUNT Article 73 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea;
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Pre.4 NOTING that the Parties to the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention, 1979[2] have agreed under Article 5 of that Convention that the Forum Fisheries Committee shall promote intra-regional coordination and cooperation in fisheries surveillance and law enforcement;
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Pre.5 CONSIDERING the vast areas of ocean covered by the exclusive economic zones and fisheries zones of coastal States in the South Pacific region and the vital economic significance of such zones to the economic development of South Pacific coastal States;
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Pre.6 WISHING THEREFORE to enhance their ability to enforce effectively their fisheries laws, and deter breaches of such laws;
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Pre.7 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Pre.1 THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA,
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Pre.10 Convinced that enhanced collaboration also in the field of Civil Protection and Disaster Management will strengthen the ties of friendship among the Contracting Parties
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Pre.11 agrees as follows:
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Pre.2 THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA,
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Pre.3 THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY,
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Pre.4 THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ITALY,
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Pre.5 THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND,
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Pre.6 THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA,
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Pre.7 Aware of the risks caused by natural and technological disasters which their respective countries are exposed to,
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Pre.8 Desiring to develop cooperation in the field of forecast and prevention of natural and technological disasters,
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Pre.9 Stressing the importance of coordinating their efforts to assist Contracting Parties struck by any such disaster
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Pre.1 PREAMBLE
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Pre.2 The Contracting Parties,
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Pre.3 Recognizing the usefulness of international co-operation in controlling pests of plants and plant products and in preventing their spread, and especially their introduction across national boundaries, and desiring to ensure close co-ordination of measures directed to these ends;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Pre.4 Considering that the implementation and success of such co- operation can be greatly enhanced and facilitated through regional bodies such as those already established in most regions of the world;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Pre.5 Considering that the co-operation in the Near East Region can best be achieved through the establishment of a Regional Plant Protection Organization carrying out its activities in collaboration with all countries and all governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies that may be able to provide financial and/or technical support;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Pre.6 Noting that Article VIII of the International Plant Protection Convention approved by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at its Sixth Session, on 6 December 1951 and revised by the Twentieth Session of the FAO Conference in November 1979, provides that the contracting parties to the International Plant Protection Convention undertake to co-operate with one another in organizations in establishing regional plant protection appropriate areas;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Pre.7 Have agreed as follows:
3154 Establishment Agreement For The Center For International Forestry Research Pre.1 WHEREAS the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (hereinafter referred to as CGIAR) is an 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 (hereinafter referred to as FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (hereinafter referred to as UNDP) formed for the purpose of contributing 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;
3154 Establishment Agreement For The Center For International Forestry Research Pre.2 WHEREAS the CGIAR has agreed that there should be established a Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) which will be concerned with forestry research that benefits developing countries;
3154 Establishment Agreement For The Center For International Forestry Research Pre.3 WHEREAS, acknowledging that different regions in the world have their own unique and differing problems whose solution could be aided by international research, CIFOR will be a decentralized body with a headquarters in Indonesia and regional programs located in various countries;
3154 Establishment Agreement For The Center For International Forestry Research Pre.4 WHEREAS CIFOR is intended to be an International Research Center within the CGIAR system;
3154 Establishment Agreement For The Center For International Forestry Research Pre.5 WHEREAS members of the CGIAR intend to provide funds for the regular budget of CIFOR to enable the Center to assume its functions; and
3154 Establishment Agreement For The Center For International Forestry Research Pre.6 WHEREAS the Parties to this Agreement wish to create CIFOR as an independent institution with suitable governance, full juridical personality and appropriate international status, authorities, privileges and immunities and the conditions necessary to enable it to operate effectively toward the attainment of its objectives;
3154 Establishment Agreement For The Center For International Forestry Research Pre.7 THE PARTIES HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Pre.1 Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Republic of Uzbekistan, hereinafter referred to as states-participants:
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Pre.2 Taking into account the global character of the Aral Sea designation and the associated deterioration of the environment in the zone close to the Sea, as well as the overall ecological crisis resulting from the deficit of water resources in the basin;
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Pre.3 Realizing the danger of the process taking place to the health and well-being of the people in the region, and its negative impact on the environment in other regions, the air basin balance, the economic development and basic functioning of the Aral region countries;
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Pre.4 Recognizing the necessity and urgency of uniting material and financial resources in order to overcome the crisis through an environmental safety system in the region, primarily in the zone around the Sea;
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Pre.5 Confirming their commitment to the international water law principles, respecting the mutual interests of each of the sovereign states-participants of this Agreement in the matters of usage and protection of water resources in the basin, proceeding from the necessity of preserving the Sea;
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Pre.6 Agreed upon the following:
3157 Agreement To Constitute The International Center For Living Aquatic Resources Management As An International Organization 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;
3157 Agreement To Constitute The International Center For Living Aquatic Resources Management As An International Organization 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;
3157 Agreement To Constitute The International Center For Living Aquatic Resources Management As An International Organization 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;
3157 Agreement To Constitute The International Center For Living Aquatic Resources Management As An International Organization 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;
3157 Agreement To Constitute The International Center For Living Aquatic Resources Management As An International Organization 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;
3157 Agreement To Constitute The International Center For Living Aquatic Resources Management As An International Organization 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;
3157 Agreement To Constitute The International Center For Living Aquatic Resources Management As An International Organization 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;
3157 Agreement To Constitute The International Center For Living Aquatic Resources Management As An International Organization 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;
3157 Agreement To Constitute The International Center For Living Aquatic Resources Management As An International Organization 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:
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.1 THE PARTIES,
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.10 NOTING with satisfaction that the Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region, done at Noumea on 24 November 1986, and its related Protocols, and the Convention on Conservation of Nature in the South Pacific, done at Apia on 12 June 1976, entered into force in 1990;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.11 APPRECIATIVE of the valuable efforts that have been undertaken by the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme to promote environmental protection within the region and the support given to the Programme by the South Pacific Commission;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.12 TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the decisions of the Third and Fourth Intergovernmental Meetings of the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, held in Noumea in September 1990 and July 1991, and the endorsement of the Thirtieth South Pacific Conference, held in Noumea in October 1990; and
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.13 DESIRING TO ACCORD the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme the full and formal legal status necessary to operate as an autonomous body, to manage fully its own affairs and to provide the basis for the continued operation of SPREP in accordance with the traditions of cooperation in the region;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.14 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.2 RECOGNISING the importance of protecting the environment and conserving the natural resources of the South Pacific region;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.3 CONSCIOUS of their responsibility to preserve their natural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations and their role as custodians of natural resources of global importance;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.4 RECOGNISING the special hydrological, geological, atmospheric and ecological characteristics of the region which require special care and responsible management;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.5 SEEKING TO ENSURE that resource development takes proper account of the need to protect and preserve the unique environmental values of the region and of the principles of sustainable development;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.6 RECOGNISING the need for co-operation within the region and with competent international, regional and sub-regional organisations in order to ensure coordination and co-operation in efforts to protect the environment and use the natural resources of the region on a sustainable basis;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.7 WISHING TO ESTABLISH a comprehensive Programme to assist the region in maintaining and improving its environment and to act as the central coordinating point for environmental protection measures within the region;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.8 RECALLING the decision taken at the Conference on the Human Environment in the South Pacific, held at Rarotonga, Cook Islands, on 8-11 March 1982, to establish the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme as a separate entity within the South Pacific Commission;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.9 RECALLING with appreciation the role of UNEP, ESCAP, the South Pacific Forum and the South Pacific Conference in supporting the establishment and encouraging the development of the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme as a regional programme and as part of the UNEP Regional Seas Programme;
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Part.1 PART I. SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.1 The General Conference of the International Labour Organization,
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.10 Having regard to the need for cooperation, within the International Programme on Chemical Safety, between the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Health Organization, as well as with other relevant intergovernmental organizations, and
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.11 Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the prevention of major industrial accidents, which is the fourth item on the agenda of the session, and
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.12 Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of an international Convention;
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.13 adopts this twenty-second day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety-three the following Convention, which may be cited as the Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents Convention, 1993.
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.2 Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its 80th Session on 2 June 1993, and
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.3 Noting the relevant international labour Conventions and Recommendations and, in particular, the Occupational Safety and Health Convention and Recommendation, 1981, and the Chemicals Convention and Recommendation, 1990, and stressing the need for a global and coherent approach, and
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.4 Noting also the ILO Code of practice on the Prevention of major industrial accidents, published in 1991, and
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.5 Having regard to the need to ensure that all appropriate measures are taken to:
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.6.a (a) prevent major accidents;
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.7.b (b) minimize the risks of major accidents;
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.8.c (c) minimize the effects of major accidents, and
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Pre.9 Considering the causes of such accidents including organizational errors, the human factor, component failures, deviation from normal operational conditions, outside interference and natural forces, and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Part.1 PART ONE
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.1 PREAMBLE
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.10 REAFFIRMING the Stockholm Declaration on the Human Environment of 1972 and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development of 1992;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.11 RECALLING their tradition of environmental cooperation and expressing their desire to support and build on international environmental agreements and existing policies and laws, in order to promote cooperation between them; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.12 CONVINCED of the benefits to be derived from a framework, including a Commission, to facilitate effective cooperation on the conservation, protection and enhancement of the environment in their territories;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.13 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.2 The Government of Canada, the Government of the United Mexican States and the Government of the United States of America:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.3 CONVINCED of the importance of the conservation, protection and enhancement of the environment in their territories and the essential role of cooperation in these areas in achieving sustainable development for the well-being of present and future generations;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.4 REAFFIRMING the sovereign right of States to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental and development policies and their responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.5 RECOGNIZING the interrelationship of their environments;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.6 ACKNOWLEDGING the growing economic and social links between them, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA);
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.7 RECONFIRMING the importance of the environmental goals and objectives of the NAFTA, including enhanced levels of environmental protection;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.8 EMPHASIZING the importance of public participation in conserving, protecting and enhancing the environment;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Pre.9 NOTING the existence of differences in their respective natural endowments, climatic and geographical conditions, and economic, technological and infrastructural capabilities;
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.1 PREAMBLE
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.10 Conscious of the duties of every State to exercise effectively its jurisdiction and control over vessels flying its flag, including fishing vessels and vessels engaged in the transshipment of fish,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.11 Mindful that the practice of flagging or reflagging fishing vessels as a means of avoiding compliance with international conservation and management measures for living marine resources, and the failure of flag States to fulfill their responsibilities with respect to fishing vessels entitled to fly their flag, are among the factors that seriously undermine the effectiveness of such measures,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.12 Realizing that the objective of this Agreement can be achieved through specifying flag States' responsibility in respect of fishing vessels entitled to fly their flags and operating on the high seas, including the authorization by the flag State of such operations, as well as through strengthened international cooperation and increased transparency through the exchange of information on high seas fishing,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.13 Noting that this Agreement will form an integral part of the International Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing called for in the Declaration of Cancun,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.14 Desiring to conclude an international agreement within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, hereinafter referred to as FAO, under Article XIV of the FAO Constitution,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.15 Have agreed as follows:
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.2 The Parties to this Agreement,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.3 Recognizing that all States have the right for their nationals to engage in fishing on the high seas, subject to the relevant rules of international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.4 Further recognizing that, under international law as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, all States have the duty to take, or to cooperate with other States in taking, such measures for their respective nationals as may be necessary for the conservation of the living resources of the high seas,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.5 Acknowledging the right and interest of all States to develop their fishing sectors in accordance with their national policies, and the need to promote cooperation with developing countries to enhance their capabilities to fulfill their obligations under this Agreement,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.6 Recalling that Agenda 21, adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, calls upon States to take effective action, consistent with international law, to deter reflagging of vessels by their nationals as a means of avoiding compliance with applicable conservation and management rules for fishing activities on the high seas,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.7 Further recalling that the Declaration of Cancun, adopted by the International Conference on Responsible Fishing, also calls on States to take action in this respect,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.8 Bearing in mind that under Agenda 21, States commit themselves to the conservation and sustainable use of marine living resources on the high seas,
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Pre.9 Calling upon States which do not participate in global, regional or subregional fisheries organizations or arrangements to join or, as appropriate, to enter into understandings with such organizations or with parties to such organizations or arrangements with a view to achieving compliance with international conservation and management measures,
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Pre.1 PREAMBLE The Contracting Parties,
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Pre.10 Have agreed as follows:
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Pre.2 Recognizing the desirability of promoting the peaceful uses of the seas and oceans, and the equitable and efficient utilization and conservation of their living resources,
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Pre.3 Desiring to contribute to the realization of a just and equitable international economic order, with due regard to the special interests and needs of developing countries,
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Pre.4 Desiring to cooperate with a view to ensuring the conservation of tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and promoting their optimum utilization, and the sustainable development of the fisheries,
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Pre.5 Recognizing, in particular, the special interests of developing countries in the Indian Ocean Region to benefit equitably from the fishery resources,
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Pre.6 Considering the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea opened for signature on 10 December 1982 and, in particular, Articles 56, 64 and 116 to 119 thereof,
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Pre.7 Considering that the conservation of tuna and tuna-like species and the sustainable and rational utilization of tuna resources in the Indian Ocean would be greatly enhanced by the establishment of cooperative measures by both the coastal states of the Indian Ocean and other States whose nationals harvest tuna and tuna-like species in the region,
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Pre.8 Bearing in mind the Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention which was opened for signature on 19 June 1991,
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Pre.9 Considering that the aforementioned objectives could best be achieved through the establishment of a Commission set up under Article XIV of the Constitution of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.1 PREAMBLE
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.10 Noting also the statement of commitment to maintain, or achieve by the year 2000, the sustainable management of their respective forests made by consuming members who are parties to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1983 at the fourth session of the United Nations Conference for the Negotiation of a Successor Agreement to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1983 in Geneva on 21 January 1994,
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.11 Desiring to strengthen the framework of international cooperation and policy development between members in finding solutions to the problems facing the tropical timber economy,
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.12 Have agreed as follows:
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.2 The Parties to this Agreement,
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.3 Recalling the Declaration and the Programme of Action on the Establishment of A New International Economic Order; the Integrated Programme for Commodities; A New Partnership for Development; the Cartagena Commitment and the relevant objectives contained in the Spirit of Cartagena,
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.4 Recalling the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1983, and recognizing the work of the International Tropical Timber Organization and its achievements since its inception, including a strategy for achieving international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed sources,
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.5 Recalling further the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the Non-Legally Binding Authoritative Statement of Principles for a Global Consensus on the Management, Conservation and Sustainable Development of all Types of Forests, and the relevant Chapters of Agenda 21 as adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in June 1992, in Rio de Janeiro; the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; and the Convention on Biological Diversity,
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.6 Recognizing the importance of timber to the economies of countries with timber producing forests,
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.7 Further recognizing the need to promote and apply comparable and appropriate guidelines and criteria for the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of timber-producing forests,
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.8 Taking into account the linkages of tropical timber trade and the international timber market and the need for taking a global perspective in order to improve transparency in the international timber market,
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.9 Noting the commitment of all members, made in Bali, Indonesia, in May 1990, to achieve exports of tropical timber products from sustainably managed sources by the year 2000 and recognizing Principle 10 of the Non Legally Binding Authoritative Statement of Principles for a Global Consensus on the Management, Conservation and Sustainable Development of all Types of Forests which states that new and additional financial resources should be provided to developing countries to enable them to sustainably manage, conserve and develop their forests, including through afforestation, reforestation and combating deforestation and forest and land degradation,
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Sect.1 CHAPTER I: OBJECTIVES
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Pre.1 The Parties to this Convention,
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Pre.2 Recognizing the urgent necessity to cooperate in taking measures for the conservation and management of pollock resources in the central Bering Sea consistent with international law, and
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Pre.3 Noting the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1982, have agreed as follows:
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10 Article 10
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.1 1. The purpose of national action programmes is to identify the factors contributing to desertification and practical measures necessary to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.2 2. National action programmes shall specify the respective roles of government, local communities and land users and the resources available and needed. They shall, inter alia:
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.2.a (a) incorporate long-term strategies to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought, emphasize implementation and be integrated with national policies for sustainable development;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.2.b (b) allow for modifications to be made in response to changing circumstances and be sufficiently flexible at the local level to cope with different socio-economic, biological and geo-physical conditions;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.2.c (c) give particular attention to the implementation of preventive measures for lands that are not yet degraded or which are only slightly degraded;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.2.d (d) enhance national climatological, meteorological and hydrological capabilities and the means to provide for drought early warning;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.2.e (e) promote policies and strengthen institutional frameworks which develop cooperation and coordination, in a spirit of partnership, between the donor community, governments at all levels, local populations and community groups, and facilitate access by local populations to appropriate information and technology;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.2.f (f) provide for effective participation at the local, national and regional levels of non-governmental organizations and local populations, both women and men, particularly resource users, including farmers and pastoralists and their representative organizations, in policy planning, decision-making, and implementation and review of national action programmes; and
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.2.g (g) require regular review of, and progress reports on, their implementation.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.3 3. National action programmes may include, inter alia, some or all of the following measures to prepare for and mitigate the effects of drought:
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.3.a (a) establishment and/ or strengthening, as appropriate, of early warning systems, including local and national facilities and joint systems at the subregional and regional levels, and mechanisms for assisting environmentally displaced persons;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.3.b (b) strengthening of drought preparedness and management, including drought contingency plans at the local, national, subregional and regional levels, which take into consideration seasonal to interannual climate predictions;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.3.c (c) establishment and/ or strengthening, as appropriate, of food security systems, including storage and marketing facilities, particularly in rural areas;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.3.d (d) establishment of alternative livelihood projects that could provide incomes in drought prone areas; and
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.3.e (e) development of sustainable irrigation programmes for both crops and livestock.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.10.4 Taking into account the circumstances and requirements specific to each affected country Party, national action programmes include, as appropriate, inter alia, measures in some or all of the following priority fields as they relate to combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought in affected areas and to their populations: promotion of alternative livelihoods and improvement of national economic environments with a view to strengthening programmes aimed at the eradication of poverty and at ensuring food security; demographic dynamics; sustainable management of natural resources; sustainable agricultural practices; development and efficient use of various energy sources; institutional and legal frameworks; strengthening of capabilities for assessment and systematic observation, including hydrological and meteorological services, and capacity building, education and public awareness.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.1 The Parties to this Convention,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.10 Mindful that desertification and drought affect sustainable development through their interrelationships with important social problems such as poverty, poor health and nutrition, lack of food security, and those arising from migration, displacement of persons and demographic dynamics,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.11 Appreciating the significance of the past efforts and experience of States and international organizations in combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought, particularly in implementing the Plan of Action to Combat Desertification which was adopted at the United Nations Conference on Desertification in 1977,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.12 Realizing that, despite efforts in the past, progress in combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought has not met expectations and that a new and more effective approach is needed at all levels within the framework of sustainable development,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.13 Recognizing the validity and relevance of decisions adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, particularly of Agenda 21 and its chapter 12, which provide a basis for combating desertification, Reaffirming in this light the commitments of developed countries as contained in paragraph 13 of chapter 33 of Agenda 21,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.14 Recalling General Assembly resolution 47/ 188, particularly the priority in it prescribed for Africa, and all other relevant United Nations resolutions, decisions and programmes on desertification and drought, as well as relevant declarations by African countries and those from other regions,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.15 Reaffirming the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development which states, in its Principle 2, that States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental and developmental policies, and the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.16 Recognizing that national Governments play a critical role in combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought and that progress in that respect depends on local implementation of action programmes in affected areas,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.17 Recognizing also the importance and necessity of international cooperation and partnership in combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.18 Recognizing further the importance of the provision to affected developing countries, particularly in Africa, of effective means, inter alia substantial financial resources, including new and additional funding, and access to technology, without which it will be difficult for them to implement fully their commitments under this Convention,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.19 Expressing concern over the impact of desertification and drought on affected countries in Central Asia and the Transcaucasus,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.2 Affirming that human beings in affected or threatened areas are at the centre of concerns to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.20 Stressing the important role played by women in regions affected by desertification and/ or drought, particularly in rural areas of developing countries, and the importance of ensuring the full participation of both men and women at all levels in programmes to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.21 Emphasizing the special role of non-governmental organizations and other major groups in programmes to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.22 Bearing in mind the relationship between desertification and other environmental problems of global dimension facing the international and national communities,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.23 Bearing also in mind the contribution that combating desertification can make to achieving the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Convention on Biological Diversity and other related environmental conventions,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.24 Believing that strategies to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought will be most effective if they are based on sound systematic observation and rigorous scientific knowledge and if they are continuously re-evaluated,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.25 Recognizing the urgent need to improve the effectiveness and coordination of international cooperation to facilitate the implementation of national plans and priorities,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.26 Determined to take appropriate action in combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought for the benefit of present and future generations,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.27 Have agreed as follows:
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.3 Reflecting the urgent concern of the international community, including states and international organizations, about the adverse impacts of desertification and drought,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.4 Aware that arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas together account for a significant proportion of the Earth's land area and are the habitat and source of livelihood for a large segment of its population,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.5 Acknowledging that desertification and drought are problems of global dimension in that they affect all regions of the world and that joint action of the international community is needed to combat desertification and/ or mitigate the effects of drought,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.6 Noting the high concentration of developing countries, notably the least developed countries, among those experiencing serious drought and/ or desertification, and the particularly tragic consequences of these phenomena in Africa,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.7 Noting also that desertification is caused by complex interactions among physical, biological, political, social, cultural and economic factors,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.8 Considering the impact of trade and relevant aspects of international economic relations on the ability of affected countries to combat desertification adequately,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Pre.9 Conscious that sustainable economic growth, social development and poverty eradication are priorities of affected developing countries, particularly in Africa, and are essential to meeting sustainability objectives,
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Sect.1 PART I
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.1 PREAMBLE
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.10 Convinced of the critical importance of preserving the environment of the region and, in particular, their shared responsibility for the preservation of the environmental integrity of the Caribbean Sea, by deploying the collective capabilities of their peoples in developing and exploiting its resources on an environmentally sound and sustainable basis, in order to enhance the quality of life of present and future generations of Caribbean peoples;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.11 Recalling the decision of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community at its Special Meeting in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, in October 1992, to establish the Association of Caribbean States as a broad framework for the adoption of common positions among the States, Countries and Territories of the Caribbean;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.12 Recalling also the Second CARICOM/Central America Ministerial Conference, held in Kingston, Jamaica, in May 1993, at which the Ministers of both sub-regions welcomed the proposal advanced by the Caribbean Community for the establishment of the Association of Caribbean States aimed at promoting economic integration and functional cooperation in the region;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.13 Recalling further the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community, the Presidents of the Group of Three and the Vice-President of Suriname, held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, in October 1993, in which they reiterated their commitment to establish the Association of Caribbean States;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.14 Agree as follows:
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.2 The Contracting States:
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.3 Committed to initiating a new era characterised by the strengthening of cooperation and of the cultural, economic, political, scientific, social and technological relations among themselves;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.4 Convinced that enhanced cooperation among the States, Countries and Territories of the Caribbean, building upon their geographical proximity and historical linkages, will contribute to the future cultural, economic and social development of their peoples transcending their separateness of the past;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.5 Conscious of the need to forge an effective and timely response to the challenges and opportunities presented by the globalisation of the international economy and by the progressive liberalisation of hemispheric trade relations;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.6 Prepared to promote, consolidate and strengthen the regional cooperation and integration process in the Caribbean Region in order to create an enhanced economic space that will contribute to its more competitive participation in international markets and facilitate active and coordinated participation by the region in the various multilateral fora;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.7 Sensitive to the wide disparities in size, population, and levels of development among the States, Countries and Territories of the Caribbean;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.8 Committed to the continued promotion, consolidation and entrenchment, inter alia, of the principles of democracy, rule of law, respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity of states and the right to self-determination of peoples, equality of opportunity and respect for human rights, as the basis for strengthening the friendly relations among the peoples of the Caribbean;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Pre.9 Recognising the importance of the Caribbean Sea which constitutes the common patrimony of the peoples of the Caribbean, and recalling the role it has played in their history and the potential it has to operate as a unifying element in their development;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.1 Preamble
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.10 Recognising also that sharing of information, training, experience and expertise among States is vital for effective law enforcement to reduce and ultimately eliminate illegal trade in wild fauna and flora,
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.11 Desirous of establishing close co-operation among themselves in order to reduce and ultimately eliminate illegal trade in wild fauna and flora,
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.12 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.2 THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT,
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.3 Conscious that the conservation of wild fauna and flora is essential to the overall maintenance of Africa's biological diversity and that wild fauna and flora are essential to the sustainable development of Africa,
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.4 Conscious also of the need to reduce and ultimately eliminate illegal trade in wild fauna and flora,
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.5 Recognising that the intense poaching that has resulted in severe depletion of certain wildlife populations in African States has been caused by illegal trade, and that poaching will not be curtailed until such illegal trade is eliminated,
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.6 Noting that illegal trade in wild fauna and flora has been made more sophisticated through the use of superior technology in transboundary transactions and should be addressed through commensurate national, regional and international measures,
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.7 Recalling the provisions of the African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (Algiers, 1968) , the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington, 1973) , and the Convention on Biological Diversity (Rio de Janeiro, 1992) ,
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.8 Affirming that States are responsible for the conservation of their wild fauna and flora,
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Pre.9 Recognising the need for co-operation among States in law enforcement to reduce and ultimately eliminate illegal trade in wild fauna and flora,
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.1 Preamble
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.10 vii. Recognizing that this Convention entails a commitment to the application of fundamental safety principles for nuclear installations rather than of detailed safety standards and that there are internationally formulated safety guidelines which are updated from time to time and so can provide guidance on contemporary means of achieving a high level of safety;
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.11 viii. Affirming the need to begin promptly the development of an international convention on the safety of radioactive waste management as soon as the ongoing process to develop waste management safety fundamentals has resulted in broad international agreement;
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.12 ix. Recognizing the usefulness of further technical work in connection with the safety of other parts of the nuclear fuel cycle, and that this work may, in time, facilitate the development of current or future international instruments;
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.13 HAVE AGREED as follows:
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.2 THE CONTRACTING PARTIES
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.3 i. Aware of the importance to the international community of ensuring that the use of nuclear energy is safe, well regulated and environmentally sound;
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.4 ii. Reaffirming the necessity of continuing to promote a high level of nuclear safety worldwide;
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.5 iii. Reaffirming that responsibility for nuclear safety rests with the State having jurisdiction over a nuclear installation;
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.6 iv. Desiring to promote an effective nuclear safety culture;
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.7 (v) Aware that accidents at nuclear installations have the potential for transboundary impacts;
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.8 v. Keeping in mind the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (1979), the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident (1986), and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (1986);
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.9 vi. Affirming the importance of international co-operation for the enhancement of nuclear safety through existing bilateral and multilateral mechanisms and the establishment of this incentive Convention;
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Sect.1 CHAPTER 1. OBJECTIVES, DEFINITIONS AND SCOPE OF APPLICATION
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Part.1 PART 1 DEFINITIONS AND OBJECTIVES
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Pre.1 The Parties to this Arrangement,
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Pre.2 RECALLING that, in accordance with international law, each of the Parties has established an exclusive economic or fisheries zone which extends up to two hundred nautical miles from the baseline from which their respective territorial seas are measured and within which they respectively and separately exercise sovereign rights for the purposes of exploring, exploiting, conserving and managing all living marine resources;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Pre.3 HAVING REGARD to the objectives of the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Convention 1979 and the Nauru Agreement Concerning Cooperation in the Management of Fisheries of Common Interest 1982 and in particular the promotion of regional cooperation and coordination of fisheries policies and the need for implementation of these objectives through regional and sub-regional arrangements;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Pre.4 NOTING the decision of the thirteenth annual meeting of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement held at Honiara on 29 April 1994 to effectively manage and control the purse seine fishery in the Central and Western Pacific region by a scheduled reduction in the number of foreign purse seine fishing vessels to be allowed access to fish;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Pre.5 CONSCIOUS of the need for greater participation by their nationals fisheries for highly migratory fish stocks in the Central and Western Pacific region and the need to develop and promote their own national fisheries industries;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Pre.6 COMMITTED to cooperating to secure for their nationals and for the region as a whole the maximum sustainable economic benefits from the tuna resources of the Central and Western Pacific;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Pre.7 DESIRING to establish terms and conditions under which fishing vessels which provide long-term sustainable and quantifiable economic benefits to the Parties may be granted preferential access to the exclusive economic and fisheries zones of the Parties;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Pre.8 HAVE AGREED as follows:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.9 Article 9
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.9.1 1) The Contracting Parties acknowledge the importance of open capital markets in encouraging the flow of capital to finance trade in Energy Materials and Products and for the making of and assisting with regard to Investments in Economic Activity in the Energy Sector in the Areas of other Contracting Parties, particularly those with economies in transition. Each Contracting Party shall accordingly endeavour to promote conditions for access to its capital market by companies and nationals of other Contracting Parties, for the purpose of financing trade in Energy Materials and Products and for the purpose of Investment in Economic Activity in the Energy Sector in the Areas of those other Contracting Parties, on a basis no less favourable than that which it accords in like circumstances to its own companies and nationals or companies and nationals of any other Contracting Party or any third state, whichever is the most favourable.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.9.2 2) A Contracting Party may adopt and maintain programmes providing for access to public loans, grants, guarantees or insurance for facilitating trade or Investment abroad. It shall make such facilities available, consistent with the objectives, constraints and criteria of such programmes including any objectives, constraints or criteria relating to the place of business of an applicant for any such facility or the place of delivery of goods or services supplied with the support of any such facility) for Investments in the Economic Activity in the Energy Sector of other Contracting Parties or for financing trade in Energy Materials and Products with other Contracting Parties.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.9.3 3) Contracting Parties shall, in implementing programmes in Economic Activity in the Energy Sector to improve the economic stability and investment climates of the Contracting Parties, seek as appropriate to encourage the operations and take advantage of the expertise of relevant international financial institutions.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.9.4 4) Nothing in this Article shall prevent:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.9.4.a a) financial institutions from applying their own lending or underwriting practices based on market principles and prudential considerations; or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.9.4.b b) a Contracting Party from taking measures:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.9.4.b.i i) for prudential reasons, including the protection of Investors, consumers, depositors, policy-holders or persons to whom a fiduciary duty is owed by a financial service supplier, or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.9.4.b.ii ii) to ensure the integrity and stability of its financial system and capital markets.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.1 Preamble
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.10 DETERMINED progressively to remove technical, administrative and other barriers to trade in Energy Materials and Products and related equipment, technologies and services;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.11 LOOKING to the eventual membership in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of those Contracting Parties which are not currently parties thereto and concerned to provide interim trade arrangements which will assist those Contracting Parties and not impede their preparation for such membership;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.12 MINDFUL of the rights and obligations of certain Contracting Parties which are also parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and its Related Instruments;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.13 HAVING REGARD to competition rules concerning mergers, monopolies, anti-competitive practices and abuse of dominant position;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.14 HAVING REGARD also to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Nuclear Suppliers Guidelines and other international nuclear non-proliferation obligations or understandings;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.15 RECOGNIZING the necessity for the most efficient exploration, production, conversion, storage, transport, distribution and use of energy;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.16 RECALLING the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution and its protocols, and other international environmental agreements with energy-related aspects; and
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.17 RECOGNIZING the increasingly urgent need for measures to protect the environment, including the decommissioning of energy installations and waste disposal, and for internationally-agreed objectives and criteria for these purposes,
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.18 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS :
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.2 THE CONTRACTING PARTIES TO THIS TREATY,
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.3 HAVING REGARD to the Charter of Paris for a New Europe signed on 21 November 1990;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.4 HAVING REGARD to the European Energy Charter adopted in the Concluding Document of the Hague Conference on the European Energy Charter signed at The Hague on 17 December 1991;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.5 RECALLING that all signatories to the Concluding Document of the Hague Conference undertook to pursue the objectives and principles of the European Energy Charter and implement and broaden their cooperation as soon as possible by negotiating in good faith an Energy Charter Treaty and Protocols, and desiring to place the commitments contained in that Charter on a secure and binding international legal basis;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.6 DESIRING also to establish the structural framework required to implement the principles enunciated in the European Energy Charter;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.7 WISHING to implement the basic concept of the European Energy Charter initiative which is to catalyse economic growth by means of measures to liberalize investment and trade in energy;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.8 AFFIRMING that Contracting Parties attach the utmost importance to the effective implementation of full national treatment and most favoured nation treatment, and that these commitments will be applied to the Making of Investments pursuant to a supplementary treaty;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.9 HAVING REGARD to the objective of progressive liberalization of international trade and to the principle of avoidance of discrimination in international trade as enunciated in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and its Related Instruments and as otherwise provided for in this Treaty;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Sect.1 PART I
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Sect.3 PART III
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.1 THE CONTRACTING PARTIES,
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.10 CONVINCED that the conclusion of a multilateral Agreement and its implementation through coordinated or concerted action will contribute significantly to the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the most efficient manner, and will have ancillary benefits for many other species of animals and plants; and
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.11 ACKNOWLEDGING that effective implementation of such an Agreement will require assistance to be provided to some Range States for research, training and monitoring of migratory waterbird species and their habitats, for the management of those habitats as well as for the establishment or improvement of scientific and administrative institutions for the implementation of this Agreement,
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.12 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.2 RECALLING that the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, 1979, encourages international cooperative action to conserve migratory species;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.3 RECALLING further that the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, held in Bonn in October 1985, instructed the Secretariat of the Convention to take appropriate measures to develop an Agreement on Western Palearctic Anatidae;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.4 CONSIDERING that migratory waterbirds constitute an important part of the global biological diversity which, in keeping with the spirit of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992, and Agenda 21 should be conserved for the benefit of present and future generations;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.5 AWARE of the economic, social, cultural and recreational benefits accruing from the taking of certain species of migratory waterbirds and of the environmental, ecological, genetic, scientific, aesthetic, recreational, cultural, educational, social and economic values of waterbirds in general;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.6 CONVINCED that any taking of migratory waterbirds must be conducted on a sustainable basis, taking into account the conservation status of the species concerned over their entire range as well as their biological characteristics;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.7 CONSCIOUS that migratory waterbirds are particularly vulnerable because they migrate over long distances and are dependent on networks of wetlands that are
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.8 decreasing in extent and becoming degraded through non-sustainable human activities, as is expressed in the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat, 1971;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Pre.9 RECOGNIZING the need to take immediate action to stop the decline of migratory waterbird species and their habitats in the geographic area of the African-Eurasian waterbird migration systems;
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Pre.1 The Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Government of the Republic of Latvia, hereinafter referred to as the “Parties”,
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Pre.2 acknowledging their responsibility for the improvement of the state of environment,
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Pre.3 recognizing that each country having the sovereign right to use its natural resources, shall take measures to prevent the harmful transboundary effects of its activities,
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Pre.4 acknowledging also that many environmental problems can be resolved in cooperation with international community,
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Pre.5 bearing in mind the goals and principles of the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972, and the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, as well as the International agreements aimed at the protection of the Baltic Sea,
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Pre.6 have agreed as follows:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.1 The States Parties to this Agreement,
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.10 CONVINCED that an agreement relating to the implementation of the relevant provisions of the Convention would best serve these purposes and contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security,
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.11 AFFIRMING that matters not regulated by the Convention or by this Agreement continue to be governed by the rules and principles of general international law,
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.12 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.2 RECALLING the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982,
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.3 DETERMINED to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks,
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.4 RESOLVED to improve cooperation between States to that end,
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.5 CALLING for more effective enforcement by flag States, port States and coastal States of conservation and management measures adopted for such stocks,
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.6 SEEKING to address in particular the problems identified in Agenda 21, Chapter 17, Programme Area C, adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development namely that the management of high seas fisheries is inadequate in many areas and that some resources are over-utilized; noting that there are problems of unregulated fishing, over-capitalization, excessive fleet size, vessel reflagging to escape controls, insufficiently selective gear, unreliable databases and lack of sufficient cooperation between States,
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.7 COMMITTING themselves to responsible fisheries,
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.8 CONSCIOUS of the need to avoid adverse impacts on the marine environment, preserve biodiversity, maintain the integrity of marine ecosystems and minimize the risk of long-term or irreversible effects of fishing operations,
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Pre.9 RECOGNIZING the need for specific assistance, including financial, scientific and technological assistance, in order that developing States can participate effectively in the conservation, management and sustainable use of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks,
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Sect.1 PART I
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.1 PREAMBLE
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.10 RECALLING their commitments under existing regional treaties and arrangements for the protection and preservation of the environment of the South Pacific, including the Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region, signed in Noumea on 24 November 1986, the Protocol concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution Emergencies in the South Pacific Region, adopted by Parties on 25 November 1986, and the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty, signed in Rarotonga on 6 August 1985;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.11 FURTHER RECALLING the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal adopted by the Conference of the Plenipotentiaries on 22 March 1989, and noting decisions of its Conference of the Parties including Decision II 12 of 25 March 1994;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.12 DESIRING to conclude an agreement under Article 11 of the Basel Convention;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.13 MINDFUL of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Code of Practice on the International Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Waste and recognising the need for its strict observance in the South Pacific Region;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.14 NOTING as well the preliminary negotiations on a Convention on the Safe Management of Nuclear Waste;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.15 FURTHER RECALLING the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm, 1972), the Cairo Guidelines and Principles for the Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Wastes adopted by the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) by Decision 14/30 of 17 June 1987 and the Recommendations of the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (formulated in 1957 and updated biennially);
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.16 RECALLING also Agenda 21 adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro on 14 June 1992, which reaffirms that effective control of the generation, storage, treatment, recycling and reuse, transport, recovery, and disposal of hazardous wastes is of paramount importance for proper health, environmental protection and natural resources management and sustainable development;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.17 RESOLVING to prohibit the importation of hazardous wastes into Pacific Island Developing Parties, and to regulate and facilitate the environmentally sound management of such wastes generated within the Convention Area; and
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.18 RESOLVING also to prohibit the importation of all radioactive wastes into Pacific Island Developing Parties while at the same time recognising that the standards, procedures and the authorities responsible for the environmentally sound management of radioactive wastes will differ from those in respect of hazardous wastes.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.19 HAVE AGREED as follows:
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.2 THE PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION:
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.3 CONSCIOUS of their responsibility to protect, preserve and improve the environment of the South Pacific for the good health, benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations of the people of the South Pacific;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.4 CONCERNED about the growing threat to human health and the environment posed by the increasing generation of hazardous wastes and the disposal of such wastes by environmentally unsound methods;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.5 CONCERNED also about the dangers posed by radioactive wastes to the people and environment of the South Pacific;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.6 AWARE that their responsibilities to protect, preserve and improve the environment of the South Pacific can be met only by cooperative effort among all peoples of the South Pacific based on an understanding of the needs and capacities of all Parties;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.7 TAKING FULL ACCOUNT of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States adopted in Barbados on 6 May 1994;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.8 NOTING with concern that a number of approaches have been made to certain Island Countries of the South Pacific by unscrupulous foreign waste dealers for the importation into and the disposal within the South Pacific of hazardous wastes generated in other countries;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Pre.9 CONCERNED by the slowness of progress towards a satisfactory resolution of the issues surrounding international trade in goods which have been banned, cancelled or refused registration in the country of manufacture for human health or environmental reasons;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Chap.1 CHAPTER I
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Pre.1 THE STATES PARTIES TO THE PRESENT CONVENTION,
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Pre.2 CONSCIOUS of the dangers posed by the world-wide carriage by sea of hazardous and noxious substances,
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Pre.3 CONVINCED of the need to ensure that adequate, prompt and effective compensation is available to persons who suffer damage caused by incidents in connection with the carriage by sea of such substances,
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Pre.4 DESIRING to adopt uniform international rules and procedures for determining questions of liability and compensation in respect of such damage,
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Pre.5 CONSIDERING that the economic consequences of damage caused by the carriage by sea of hazardous and noxious substances should be shared by the shipping industry and the cargo interests involved,
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Pre.6 HAVE AGREED as follows:
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.1 The Parties,
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.10 Acknowledging that, despite past or ongoing scientific research, knowledge of the biology, ecology, and population dynamics of cetaceans is deficient, and that it is necessary to develop co-operation for research and monitoring of these species in order to fully implement conservation measures;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.11 Acknowledging further that effective implementation of such an agreement will require that assistance be provided, in a spirit of solidarity, to some Range States for research, training, and monitoring of cetaceans and their habitats, as well as for the establishment or improvement of scientific and administrative institutions;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.12 Recognizing the importance of other global and regional instruments of relevance to the conservation of cetaceans, signed by many Parties, such as the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946; the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1976, its related protocols and the Action Plan for the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Mediterranean Sea adopted under its auspices in 1991; the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, 1979; the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982; the Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992; the Convention for the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution, 1992; and the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation, Management and Utilization of Marine Mammals of the United Nations Environment Programme, adopted in 1984; as well as initiatives of inter alia the General Fisheries Council for Mediterranean, the International Commission for Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean, and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas,
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.13 Have agreed as follows:
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.2 Recalling that the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, 1979, encourages international co-operative action to conserve migratory species;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.3 Recalling further that the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, held in Geneva in September 1991, urged Range States to collaborate with a view to concluding, under the Convention's auspices, a multilateral agreement for the conservation of small cetaceans of the Mediterranean and Black Seas;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.4 Recognizing that cetaceans are an integral part of the marine ecosystem which must be conserved for the benefit of present and future generations, and that their conservation is a common concern;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.5 Recognizing the importance of integrating actions to conserve cetaceans with activities related to the socio-economic development of the Parties concerned by this Agreement, including maritime activities such as fishing and the free circulation of vessels in accordance with international law;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.6 Aware that the conservation status of cetaceans can be adversely affected by factors such as degradation and disturbance of their habitats, pollution, reduction of food resources, use and abandonment of non-selective fishing gear, and by deliberate and incidental catches;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.7 Convinced that the vulnerability of cetaceans to such threats warrants the implementation of specific conservation measures, where they do not already exist, by States or regional economic integration organizations that exercise sovereignty and/or jurisdiction over any part of their range, and by States, flag vessels of which are engaged outside national jurisdictional limits in activities that may affect the conservation of cetaceans;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.8 Stressing the need to promote and facilitate co-operation among States, regional economic integration organizations, intergovernmental organizations and the non governmental sector for the conservation of cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, the waters which interconnect these seas, and the contiguous Atlantic area;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Pre.9 Convinced that the conclusion of a multilateral agreement and its implementation through co-ordinated, concerted actions will contribute significantly to the conservation of cetaceans and their habitats in the most efficient manner, and will have ancillary benefits for other species;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.1 PREAMBLE
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.10 Considering that coastal zone management measures are indispensable for protecting populations of sea turtles and their habitats;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.11 Recognizing the individual environmental, socio-economic and cultural conditions in the States in the Americas;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.12 Recognizing that sea turtles migrate widely throughout marine areas and that their protection and conservation require cooperation and coordination among States within the range of such species;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.13 Recognizing also the programs and activities that certain States are currently carrying out for the protection and conservation of sea turtles and their habitats;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.14 Desiring to establish, through this Convention, appropriate measures for the protection and conservation of sea turtles throughout their range in the Americas, as well as their habitats;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.15 Have agreed as follows:
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.2 The Parties to this Convention:
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.3 Recognizing the rights and duties of States established in international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, relating to the conservation and management of living marine resources;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.4 Inspired by the principles contained in the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.5 Considering the principles and recommendations set forth in the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing adopted by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in its 28th Session (1995);
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.6 Recalling that Agenda 21, adopted in 1992 by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, recognizes the need to protect and restore endangered marine species and to conserve their habitats;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.7 Understanding that, in accordance with the best available scientific evidence, species of sea turtles in the Americas are threatened or endangered, and that some of these species may face an imminent risk of extinction;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.8 Acknowledging the importance of having the States in the Americas adopt an agreement to address this situation through an instrument that also facilitates the participation of States from other regions interested in the worldwide protection and conservation of sea turtles, taking into account the widely migratory nature of these species;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Pre.9 Recognizing that sea turtles are subject to capture, injury or mortality as a direct or indirect result of human-related activities;
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Part.1 PART I
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.1 THE PARTIES TO THE PRESENT CONVENTION,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.10 RECALLING ALSO the existing bilateral and multilateral agreements regarding the non-navigational uses of international watercourses,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.11 MINDFUL of the valuable contribution of international organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, to the codification and progressive development of international law in this field,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.12 APPRECIATIVE of the work carried out by the International Law Commission on the law of the non-navigational uses of international watercourses,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.13 BEARING IN MIND United Nations General Assembly resolution 49/52 of 9 December 1994,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.14 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.2 CONSCIOUS of the importance of international watercourses and the non-navigational uses thereof in many regions of the world,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.3 HAVING IN MIND Article 13, paragraph 1(a), of the Charter of the United Nations, which provides that the General Assembly shall initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of encouraging the progressive development of international law and its codification,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.4 CONSIDERING that successful codification and progressive development of rules of international law regarding non-navigational uses of international watercourses would assist in promoting and implementing the purposes and principles set forth in Articles 1 and 2 of the Charter of the United Nations,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.5 TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the problems affecting many international watercourses resulting from, among other things, increasing demands and pollution,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.6 EXPRESSING THE CONVICTION that a framework convention will ensure the utilization, development, conservation, management and protection of international watercourses and the promotion of the optimal and sustainable utilization thereof for present and future generations,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.7 AFFIRMING the importance of international cooperation and good-neighbourliness in this field,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.8 AWAREi of the special situation and needs of developing countries,
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Pre.9 RECALLING the principles and recommendations adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development of 1992 in the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21,
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Chapt.1 CHAPTER 1. OBJECTIVES, DEFINITIONS AND SCOPE OF APPLICATION
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.1 PREAMBLE
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.10 (viii) Recognizing that spent fuel and radioactive waste excluded from the present Convention because they are within military or defence programmes should be managed in accordance with the objectives stated in this Convention;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.11 (ix) Affirming the importance of international co-operation in enhancing the safety of spent fuel and radioactive waste management through bilateral and multilateral mechanisms, and through this incentive Convention;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.12 (x) Mindful of the needs of developing countries, and in particular the least developed countries, and of States with economies in transition and of the need to facilitate existing mechanisms to assist in the fulfillment of their rights and obligations set out in this incentive Convention;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.13 (xi) Convinced that radioactive waste should, as far as is compatible with the safety of the management of such material, be disposed of in the State in which it was generated, whilst recognizing that, in certain circumstances, safe and efficient management of spent fuel and radioactive waste might be fostered through agreements among Contracting Parties to use facilities in one of them for the benefit of the other Parties, particularly where waste originates from joint projects;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.14 (xii) Recognizing that any State has the right to ban import into its territory of foreign spent fuel and radioactive waste;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.15 (xiii) Keeping in mind the Convention on Nuclear Safety (1994), the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident (1986), the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (1986), the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (1980), the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter as amended (1994) and other relevant international instruments;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.16 (xiv) Keeping in mind the principles contained in the interagency "International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources" (1996), in the IAEA Safety Fundamentals entitled "The Principles of Radioactive Waste Management" (1995), and in the existing international standards relating to the safety of the transport of radioactive materials;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.17 (xv) Recalling Chapter 22 of Agenda 21 by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro adopted in 1992, which reaffirms the paramount importance of the safe and environmentally sound management of radioactive waste;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.18 (xvi) Recognizing the desirability of strengthening the international control system applying specifically to radioactive materials as referred to in Article 1( 3) of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (1989);
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.19 Have agreed as follows:
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.2 The Contracting Parties
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.3 (i) Recognizing that the operation of nuclear reactors generates spent fuel and radioactive waste and that other applications of nuclear technologies also generate radioactive waste;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.4 (ii) Recognizing that the same safety objectives apply both to spent fuel and radioactive waste management;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.5 (iii) Reaffirming the importance to the international community of ensuring that sound practices are planned and implemented for the safety of spent fuel and radioactive waste management;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.6 (iv) Recognizing the importance of informing the public on issues regarding the safety of spent fuel and radioactive waste management;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.7 (v) Desiring to promote an effective nuclear safety culture worldwide;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.8 (vi) Reaffirming that the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the safety of spent fuel and radioactive waste management rests with the State;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Pre.9 (vii) Recognizing that the definition of a fuel cycle policy rests with the State, some States considering spent fuel as a valuable resource that may be reprocessed, others electing to dispose of it;
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.1 Preamble
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.10 Recognizing the dramatic reduction of incidental dolphin mortality achieved through the La Jolla Agreement;
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.11 Convinced that scientific evidence demonstrates that the technique of fishing for tuna in association with dolphins, in compliance with the regulations and procedures established under the La Jolla Agreement and reflected in the Declaration of Panama, has provided an effective method for the protection of dolphins and rational use of tuna resources in the eastern Pacific Ocean;
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.12 Reaffirming that multilateral cooperation constitutes the most effective means for achieving the objectives of conservation and sustainable use of living marine resources;
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.13 Committed to ensure the sustainability of tuna stocks in the eastern Pacific Ocean and to progressively reduce the incidental dolphin mortalities in the tuna fishery of the eastern Pacific Ocean to levels approaching zero; to avoid, reduce and minimize the incidental catch and the discard of juvenile tuna and the incidental catch of non-target species, taking into consideration the interrelationship among species in the ecosystem;
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.14 Have agreed as follows:
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.2 The Parties to this Agreement,
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.3 Aware that, in accordance with the relevant provisions of international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of 1982, all States have the duty to take, or to cooperate with other States in taking, such measures as may be necessary for the conservation and management of living marine resources;
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.4 Inspired by the principles contained in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development of 1992, as well as the wish to implement the principles and standards of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries adopted by the FAO Conference in 1995;
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.5 Stressing the political will of the international community to contribute to enhancing the effectiveness of fisheries conservation and management measures, through the Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas, adopted by the FAO Conference in 1993;
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.6 Taking note that the 50th General Assembly of the United Nations, pursuant to resolution A/RES/50/24, adopted the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks ("the United Nations Agreement on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks");
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.7 Reaffirming the commitments established in the La Jolla Agreement of 1992 and in the Declaration of Panama of 1995;
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.8 Emphasizing the goals of eliminating dolphin mortality in the purse-seine tuna fishery in the eastern Pacific Ocean and of seeking ecologically sound means of capturing large yellowfin tunas not in association with dolphins;
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.9 Considering the importance of the tuna fishery as a source of food and income for the populations of the Parties and that conservation and management measures must address those needs and take into account the economic and social impacts of those measures;
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.1 The Parties,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.10 Noting the need for global action on persistent organic pollutants and recalling the role envisaged in chapter 9 of Agenda 21 for regional agreements to reduce global transboundary air pollution and, in particular, for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to share its regional experience with other regions of the world,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.11 Recognizing that there are subregional, regional and global regimes in place, including international instruments governing the management of hazardous wastes, their transboundary movement and disposal, in particular the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.12 Considering that the predominant sources of air pollution contributing to the accumulation of persistent organic pollutants are the use of certain pesticides, the manufacture and use of certain chemicals, and the unintentional formation of certain substances in waste incineration, combustion, metal production and mobile sources,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.13 Aware that techniques and management practices are available to reduce emissions of persistent organic pollutants into the air,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.14 Conscious of the need for a cost-effective regional approach to combating air pollution,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.15 Noting the important contribution of the private and non-governmental sectors to knowledge of the effects associated with persistent organic pollutants, available alternatives and abatement techniques, and their role in assisting in the reduction of emissions of persistent organic pollutants,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.16 Bearing in mind that measures taken to reduce persistent organic pollutant emissions should not constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination or a disguised restriction on international competition and trade,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.17 Taking into consideration existing scientific and technical data on emissions, atmospheric processes and effects on human health and the environment of persistent organic pollutants, as well as on abatement costs, and acknowledging the need to continue scientific and technical cooperation to further the understanding of these issues,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.18 Recognizing the measures on persistent organic pollutants already taken by some of the Parties on a national level and/or under other international conventions,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.19 Have agreed as follows:
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.2 Determined to implement the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.3 Recognizing that emissions of many persistent organic pollutants are transported across international boundaries and are deposited in Europe, North America and the Arctic, far from their site of origin, and that the atmosphere is the dominant medium of transport,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.4 Aware that persistent organic pollutants resist degradation under natural conditions and have been associated with adverse effects on human health and the environment,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.5 Concerned that persistent organic pollutants can biomagnify in upper trophic levels to concentrations which might affect the health of exposed wildlife and humans,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.6 Acknowledging that the Arctic ecosystems and especially its indigenous people, who subsist on arctic fish and mammals, are particularly at risk because of the biomagnification of persistent organic pollutants,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.7 Mindful that measures to control emissions of persistent organic pollutants would also contribute to the protection of the environment and human health in areas outside the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's region, including the Arctic and international waters,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.8 Resolved to take measures to anticipate, prevent or minimize emissions of persistent organic pollutants, taking into account the application of the precautionary approach, as set forth in principle 15 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development,
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.9 Reaffirming that States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental and development policies, and the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.1 The Parties to this Convention, Recalling principle l of the Stockholm Declaration on the Human Environment,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.10 Aiming thereby to further the accountability of and transparency in decision-making and to strengthen public support for decisions on the environment,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.11 Recognizing the desirability of transparency in all branches of government and inviting legislative bodies to implement the principles of this Convention in their proceedings,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.12 Recognizing also that the public needs to be aware of the procedures for participation in environmental decision-making, have free access to them and know how to use them,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.13 Recognizing further the importance of the respective roles that individual citizens, non-governmental organizations and the private sector can play in environmental protection, Desiring to promote environmental education to further the understanding of the environment and sustainable development and to encourage widespread public awareness of, and participation in, decisions affecting the environment and sustainable development,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.14 Noting, in this context, the importance of making use of the media and of electronic or other, future forms of communication,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.15 Recognizing the importance of fully integrating environmental considerations in governmental decision-making and the consequent need for public authorities to be in possession of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date environmental information,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.16 Acknowledging that public authorities hold environmental information in the public interest,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.17 Concerned that effective judicial mechanisms should be accessible to the public, including organizations, so that its legitimate interests are protected and the law is enforced,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.18 Noting the importance of adequate product information being provided to consumers to enable them to make informed environmental choices,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.19 Recognizing the concern of the public about the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms into the environment and the need for increased transparency and greater public participation in decision-making in this field,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.2 Recalling also principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.20 Convinced that the implementation of this Convention will contribute to strengthening democracy in the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE),
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.21 Conscious of the role played in this respect by ECE and recalling, inter alia, the ECE Guidelines on Access to Environmental Information and Public Participation in Environmental Decision-making endorsed in the Ministerial Declaration adopted at the Third Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 25 October 1995,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.22 Bearing in mind the relevant provisions in the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, done at Espoo, Finland, on 25 February 1991, and the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents and the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, both done at Helsinki on 17 March 1992, and other regional conventions,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.23 Conscious that the adoption of this Convention will have contributed to the further strengthening of the "Environment for Europe" process and to the results of the Fourth Ministerial Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, in June 1998,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.24 Have agreed as follows:
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.3 Recalling further General Assembly resolutions 37/ 7 of 28 October 1982 on the World Charter for Nature and 45/ 94 of 14 December 1990 on the need to ensure a healthy environment for the well-being of individuals,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.4 Recalling the European Charter on Environment and Health adopted at the First European Conference on Environment and Health of the World Health Organization in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, on 8 December 1989,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.5 Affirming the need to protect, preserve and improve the state of the environment and to ensure sustainable and environmentally sound development,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.6 Recognizing that adequate protection of the environment is essential to human well-being and the enjoyment of basic human rights, including the right to life itself,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.7 Recognizing also that every person has the right to live in an environment adequate to his or her health and well-being, and the duty, both individually and in association with others, to protect and improve the environment for the benefit of present and future generations,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.8 Considering that, to be able to assert this right and observe this duty, citizens must have access to information, be entitled to participate in decision-making and have access to justice in environmental matters, and acknowledging in this regard that citizens may need assistance in order to exercise their rights,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Pre.9 Recognizing that, in the field of the environment, improved access to information and public participation in decision-making enhance the quality and the implementation of decisions, contribute to public awareness of environmental issues, give the public the opportunity to express its concerns and enable public authorities to take due account of such concerns,
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.1 The Governments of
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.10 Referring to the Convention of 17 March 1992 on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes and the Convention of 22 September 1992 on the protection of the marine environment of the north-east Atlantic,
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.11 Taking into account the work carried out under the Agreement of 29 April 1963 concerning the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine against Pollution and the Additional Agreement of 3 December 1976,
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.12 Considering that efforts must be made to further the improvement in water quality achieved under the Convention of 3 December 1976 for the protection of the Rhine against chemical pollution and under the Rhine Action Programme of 30 September 1987,
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.13 Aware that the restoration of the Rhine is also necessary to conserve and improve the ecosystem of the North Sea,
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.14 Aware of the importance of the Rhine as a European waterway and of its various uses,
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.15 Have agreed as follows:
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.2 the Federal Republic of Germany
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.3 the French Republic
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.4 the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.5 the Kingdom of the Netherlands
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.6 the Swiss Confederation
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.7 And the European Union
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.8 Desiring to work towards the sustainable development of the Rhine ecosystem on the basis of a comprehensive approach, taking into consideration the natural wealth of the river, its banks and alluvial areas,
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.9 Desiring to step up their cooperation on conserving and improving the Rhine ecosystem,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.1 The Parties to this Protocol,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.10 Taking note of the 1991 Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, the 1992 Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents, the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses and the 1998 Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.11 Further taking note of the pertinent principles, targets and recommendations of the 1989 European Charter on Environment and Health, the 1994 Helsinki Declaration on Environment and Health, and the Ministerial declarations, recommendations and resolutions of the "Environment for Europe" process,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.12 Recognizing the sound basis and relevance of other environmental initiatives, instruments and processes in Europe, as well as the preparation and implementation of National Environment and Health Action Plans and of National Environment Action Plans,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.13 Commending the efforts already undertaken by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation for the prevention, control and reduction of water-related disease,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.14 Encouraged by the many examples of positive achievements by the States members of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the States members of the Regional Committee for Europe of the World Health Organization in abating pollution and in maintaining and restoring water environments capable of supporting human health and well-being,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.15 Have agreed as follows:
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.2 Mindful that water is essential to sustain life and that the availability of water in quantities, and of a quality, sufficient to meet basic human needs is a prerequisite both for improved health and for sustainable development,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.3 Acknowledging the benefits to human health and well-being that accrue from wholesome and clean water and a harmonious and properly functioning water environment,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.4 Aware that surface waters and groundwater are renewable resources with a limited capacity to recover from adverse impacts from human activities on their quantity and quality, that any failure to respect those limits may result in adverse effects, in both the short and long terms, on the health and well-being of those who rely on those resources and their quality, and that in consequence sustainable management of the hydrological cycle is essential for both meeting human needs and protecting the environment,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.5 Aware also of the consequences for public health of shortfalls of water in the quantities, and of the quality, sufficient to meet basic human needs, and of the serious effects of such shortfalls, in particular on the vulnerable, the disadvantaged and the socially excluded,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.6 Conscious that the prevention, control and reduction of water-related disease are important and urgent tasks which can only be satisfactorily discharged by enhanced cooperation at all levels and among all sectors, both within countries and between States,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.7 Conscious also that surveillance of water-related disease and the establishment of early-warning systems and response systems are important aspects of the prevention, control and reduction of water-related disease,
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.8 Basing themselves upon the conclusions of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), in particular the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and Agenda 21, as well as upon the programme for the further implementation of Agenda 21 (New York, 1997) and the consequent decision of the Commission on Sustainable Development on the sustainable management of freshwater (New York, 1998),
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Pre.9 Deriving inspiration from the relevant provisions of the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes and emphasizing the need both to encourage more widespread application of those provisions and to complement that Convention with further measures to strengthen the protection of public health,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.1 Preamble
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.10 Taking account of the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea which entered into force on 16 November 1994 (hereafter referred to as the United Nations Convention) and which requires all members of the international community to cooperate in the conservation and management of the living marine resources,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.11 Noting the objectives and purposes stated in Chapter 17 of Agenda 21 adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 and the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries adopted by the FAO Conference in 1995,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.12 Noting also that other international instruments have been negotiated concerning the conservation and management of certain fish stocks,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.13 Having a mutual interest in the development and proper utilization of the living marine resources in the sea area, with the exception of internal waters, in the region defined in Article IV, hereinafter referred to as "the Area", and desiring to further the attainment of their objectives through international cooperation which would be furthered by the establishment of a Fisheries Commission,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.14 Recognizing the importance of fisheries conservation and management in the Area and of promoting cooperation to that effect,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.15 Agree as follows:
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.2 The Government of the State of Bahrain,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.3 The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.4 The Government of the Republic of Iraq,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.5 The Government of the State of Kuwait,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.6 The Government of the Sultanate of Oman,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.7 The Government of the State of Qatar,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.8 The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Pre.9 The Government of the United Arab Emirates
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Part.1 PART I GENERAL PROVISIONS
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Pre.1 The Contracting Parties to this Convention,
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Pre.10 Convinced that effective conservation and management of the highly migratory fish stocks of the western and central Pacific Ocean in their entirety may best be achieved through the establishment of a regional Commission,
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Pre.11 Have agreed as follows:
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Pre.2 Determined to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use, in particular for human food consumption, of highly migratory fish stocks in the western and central Pacific Ocean for present and future generations,
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Pre.3 Recalling the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 and the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks,
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Pre.4 Recognizing that, under the 1982 Convention and the Agreement, coastal States and States fishing in the region shall cooperate with a view to ensuring conservation and promoting the objective of optimum utilization of highly migratory fish stocks throughout their range,
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Pre.5 Mindful that effective conservation and management measures require the application of the precautionary approach and the best scientific information available,
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Pre.6 Conscious of the need to avoid adverse impacts on the marine environment, preserve biodiversity, maintain the integrity of marine ecosystems and minimize the risk of long-term or irreversible effects of fishing operations,
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Pre.7 Recognizing the ecological and geographical vulnerability of the small island developing States, territories and possessions in the region, their economic and social dependence on highly migratory fish stocks, and their need for specific assistance, including financial, scientific and technological assistance, to allow them to participate effectively in the conservation, management and sustainable use of the highly migratory fish stocks,
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Pre.8 Further recognizing that smaller island developing States have unique needs which require special attention and consideration in the provision of financial, scientific and technological assistance,
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Pre.9 Acknowledging that comp atible, effective and binding conservation and ma