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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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
2633 International Convention For The Protection Of Birds Art.1 Article 1
2633 International Convention For The Protection Of Birds Art.1.1x The purpose of this Convention is to protect birds in the wild state.
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:
4106 Agreement relating to the International Convention for Regulating the Police of the North Seas Fishery Pre.1 The Governments signatory to the present Agreement;
4106 Agreement relating to the International Convention for Regulating the Police of the North Seas Fishery Pre.2 In order that effect may be given in respect of the Federal Republic of Germany to the International Convention for regulating the police of North Sea fisheries signed at The Hague on May 6, 1882;
4106 Agreement relating to the International Convention for Regulating the Police of the North Seas Fishery Pre.3 Have agreed as follows:
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:
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:
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Pre.1 The States Parties to this Convention
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Pre.2 Desiring to ensure the conservation of the fish stocks and the rational exploitation of the fisheries of the North-East Atlantic Ocean and adjacent waters, which are of common concern to them;
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Pre.3 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:
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:
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:
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:
4275 Protocol to the Agreement On Reciprocal Access To Fishing In The Skagerrak And The Kattegat Pre.1 The Governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, desiring to maintain the access of fishermen of the three countries to the fishery resources in the areas of the Skagerrak and the Kattegat which have long been a common fishing ground, have, with a view to the possibility of changes in the fishery limits of the three countries, agreed, as neighbouring countries, to enter into an arrangement based on the following provisions:
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:
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 :
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.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;
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 Art.10 Article X Conservation Areas
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.10.1 1. The Contracting States shall maintain and extend where appropriate, within their territory and where applicable in their territorial waters, the Conservation areas existing at the time of entry into force of the present convention and, preferably within the framework of land use planning programmers, assess the necessity of establishing additional conservation areas in order to:
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.10.1.a (a) protect those ecosystems which are most representative of and particularly those which are in any respect peculiar to their territories;
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.10.1.b (b) ensure conservation of all species and more particularly of those listed or may be listed in the annex to this convention.
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.
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.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;
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:
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:
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:
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;
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:
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.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,
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:
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 Art.1 ARTICLE I
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 Art.1.1x The purpose of this Agreement is to establish a scheme to provide for an exchange of Observers to maintain surveillance over whaling operations at the land-based whaling stations in Canada, Iceland and Norway.
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.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,
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 Art.41 Article 41
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 Art.41.1 1. The Participating Countries are determined to reduce over the longer term their dependence on imported oil for meeting their total energy requirements.
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 Art.41.2 2. To this end, the Participating Countries will undertake national programs and promote the adoption of co-operative programs, including, as appropriate, the sharing of means and efforts, while concerning national policies, in the areas set out in Article 42.
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.2 II PURPOSE OF THE AGREEMENT
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.2.1x The purpose of this Agreement is to establish cooperation between the contracting parties in a project using jointly the Marviken reactor for certain safety experiments. The project covered by this Agreement comprises a joint programme for planning, design, experiment preparation, performance and reporting of reactor safety experiments concerning containment response.
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3 III SCOPE OF THE PROJECT
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.1x The scope of the project is to prepare and perform containment response tests at Marviken within the framework of an international cooperation.
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.2x The project will be performed according to Appendices A-F and will aim at providing the contracting parties with further information mainly on certain dynamic phenomena in connection with containment blowdown situations.
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.3x The framework of the project is laid down in the appendices to this Agreement:
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.3x.ax Appendix A Description of programmes
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.3x.bx Appendix B Instrumentation
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.3x.cx Appendix C Organization
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.3x.dx Appendix D Budget
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.3x.ex Appendix E Time schedule
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.3x.fx Appendix F Reports
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.4x The project consists of three kinds of activities:
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.4x.a a) planning and design
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.4x.b b) experiment preparation and performance of the test programme and
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.4x.c c) data reduction and reporting of data and interpretation of results
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.5x The description in Appendix A reflects the fact that a certain minimum number of tests is necessary for the programme to be meaningful. It is consequently agreed that a minimum of 8 blowdown tests (blowdowns Nos 17 - 24) within the programme to be specified in accordance with Appendix A shall be performed.
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.3.6x The time schedule contains reserve time which partly is intended for repetition of experiments if needed.
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.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,
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Pre.10 Have agreed as follows:
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.1 Article 1
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.1.1 1. The Contracting Parties will strengthen their co-operation for the purpose of fighting against the pollution of the Rhine by chloride ions on the basis, during an initial stage, of the provisions of this Convention.
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.1.2 2. Annex A to the Convention specifies what the Contracting Parties understand by the term "Rhine" for the purposes of the application of the aforementioned Convention.
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.2 The parties to this Agreement agree as follows:
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:
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.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.
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:
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:
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.1 ARTICLE I
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.1.1x The Contracting Parties agree to undertake joint actions and efforts to promote the harmonious development of their respective Amazonian territories in such a way that these joint actions produce equitable and mutually beneficial results and achieve also the preservation of the environment, and the conservation and rational utilization of the natural resources of those territories.
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.1.2x PARAGRAPH: to this end, they would exchange information and prepare operational agreements and understandings as well as the pertinent legal instruments which will permit the aims of the present Treaty to be attained.
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:
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:
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.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,
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Pre.10 Have agreed as follows:
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.2 Article 2
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.2.1x The Contracting Parties, taking due account of the facts and problems involved, are determined to protect man and his environment against air pollution and shall endeavour to limit and, as far as possible, gradually reduce and prevent 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:
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:
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:
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.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,
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Pre.10 HAVE AGREED as follows:
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:
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.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,
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:
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Art.1 Article I
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Art.1.1 1. The purpose of this Convention is to regulate concerted action and co-operation among the three Governments in the field of conservation, management and rehabilitation of the natural environment and landscapes.
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Art.1.2 2. For the purposes of this Convention, these terms shall have the following meaning:
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Art.1.2.ax natural environment: the physical surroundings of man, including a-biotic (non-living) elements such as rocks, water and the atmosphere and biotic (living) elements embracing natural and semi-natural biocenoses including plants and animals in the wild states;
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Art.1.2.bx natural area: an area in which the biocenoses are not, are no longer, or are only slightly influenced by human action, except where such action is intended to preserve or develop these biocenoses;
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Art.1.2.cx landscape: a tangible part of the earth defined by the relation and interaction of various factors: soil, relief, water, climate, flora, fauna and man. Within a specified landscape unit, these phenomena give rise to a pattern resulting from the combination of natural, cultural, historical, functional and visual aspects. The landscape may be considered as a reflection of the attitude of the community to its natural environment and the way in which it acts on this environment;
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Art.1.2.dx conservation, management and rehabilitation: passive or active measures intended to preserve or develop biological, cultural, historical and aesthetic values;
2939 Benelux Convention On Nature Conservation And Landscape Protection Art.1.2.ex transboundary park or area: a park or area lying across an intra-Benelux border.
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:
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.4 Article 4 - OBJECTIVES
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.4.1x The main purpose of the Organization is to meet Latin American food requirements adequately, making use of Latin American fishery resource potential for the benefit of Latin American peoples, by concerted action in promoting the constant development of the countries and the permanent strengthening of regional cooperation in this sector. To this end, the objectives of OLDEPESCA are as follows:
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.4.1x.a a. To promote adequate utilization of fishery resources, preserving the marine and freshwater environment through the application of rational policies for the conservation of resources.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.4.1x.b b. To encourage and strengthen the Latin American cooperation in the development of the rational exploitation of sea and freshwater fishery resources, for the benefit of the peoples in the region.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.4.1x.c c. To increase substantially a food supply of sufficient nutritional value, the prices, preparation and presentation of which are in keeping with the needs of the low-income inhabitants of the region.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.4.1x.d d. To increase in the same manner, consumption of marine and freshwater products in the region.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.4.1x.e e. To encourage, similarly, export diversification and expansion.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.4.1x.f f. To promote marketing systems to expand the regional exchange of products of the sector.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.4.1x.g g. To promote generation of jobs and improvement of incomes, through greater social and economic development of the communities related to the fish of the region.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.4.1x.h h. To improve and strengthen the productive, institutional, organizational and human resources capacity of the sector.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.4.1x.i i. To promote and organize utilization of the joint negotiating capacity of the Latin American region, as well as to determine, identify and channel international, technical and financial cooperation, through concrete regional coordination and cooperation within the scope of the sector.
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
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1 Article 1
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x With a view to achieving the relevant objectives adopted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in its resolutions 93(IV) and 124(V) on the Integrated Programme for Commodities, for the benefit of both producing and consuming members and bearing in mind the sovereignty of producing members over their natural resources, the objectives of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1983 (hereinafter referred to as "this Agreement") are:
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.a (a) To provide an effective framework for co-operation and consultation between tropical timber producing and consuming members with regard to all relevant aspects of the tropical timber economy;
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.b (b) To promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber and the improvement of structural conditions in the tropical timber market, by taking into account, on the one hand, a long-term increase in consumption and continuity of supplies, and, on the other, prices which are remunerative to producers and equitable for consumers, and the improvement of market access;
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.c (c) To promote and support research and development with a view to improving forest management and wood utilization;
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.d (d) To improve market intelligence with a view to ensuring greater transparency in the international tropical timber market;
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.e (e) To encourage increased and further processing of tropical timber in producing member countries with a view to promoting their industrialization and thereby increasing their export earnings;
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.f (f) To encourage members to support and develop industrial tropical timber reforestation and forest management activities;
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.g (g) To improve marketing and distribution of tropical timber exports of producing members;
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.h (h) To encourage the development of national policies aimed at sustainable utilization and conservation of tropical forests and their genetic resources, and at maintaining the ecological balance in the regions concerned.
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Sect.2.1x CHAPTER II - DEFINITIONS
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.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 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 Sect.1 CHAPTER I
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.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Pre.1 Preamble
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,
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:
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.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;
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:
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:
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:
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
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.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;
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:
4240 Exchange of Notes Between the United States and the Netherlands Related to the Agreement On The Resolution Of Practical Problems With Respect To Deep Seabed Mining Areas Pre.1 The Government of Canada, the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Government of the Republic of Italy, the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, hereinafter referred to as the "Parties":
4240 Exchange of Notes Between the United States and the Netherlands Related to the Agreement On The Resolution Of Practical Problems With Respect To Deep Seabed Mining Areas Pre.2 Desirous of removing impediments to the universal adherence to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982;
4240 Exchange of Notes Between the United States and the Netherlands Related to the Agreement On The Resolution Of Practical Problems With Respect To Deep Seabed Mining Areas Pre.3 Intending to resolve practical problems over deep seabed mining areas to which this Agreement relates; and
4240 Exchange of Notes Between the United States and the Netherlands Related to the Agreement On The Resolution Of Practical Problems With Respect To Deep Seabed Mining Areas Pre.4 Having held discussions for this purpose between December 1986 and August 1987;
4240 Exchange of Notes Between the United States and the Netherlands Related to the Agreement On The Resolution Of Practical Problems With Respect To Deep Seabed Mining Areas Pre.5 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 Pre.1 PREAMBLE
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.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,
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.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:
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Art.1 Article 1
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Art.1.1x The Contracting Parties to this Agreement (hereinafter referred to as 'the Parties') undertake, individually or jointly as the case may be, to take all appropriate measures under this Agreement in order to be prepared to deal with an incident of pollution at sea such as pollution caused by hydrocarbons or other harmful substances.
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.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;
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 Art.3 III. Purpose and Object
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Art.3.1x The Parties shall cooperate closely with a view to achieving and maintaining a favourable conservation status for the seal population.
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.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),
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Pre.10 Have agreed as follows:
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:
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.1 Preamble
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Pre.2 The Contracting Parties,
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,
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.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 Art.1 Article 1. Objectives
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.1.1x The objectives of this Convention, to be pursued in accordance with its relevant provisions, are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and by appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and to technologies, and by appropriate funding.
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.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,
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:
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.2 2. Purpose and basic arrangements
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.2.1 2.1. The Parties undertake to cooperate closely in order to achieve and maintain a favourable conservation status for small cetaceans.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.2.2 2.2. In particular, each Party shall apply within the limits of its jurisdiction and in accordance with its international obligations, the conservation, research and management measures prescribed in the Annex.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.2.3 2.3. Each Party shall designate a Coordinating Authority for activities under this agreement.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.2.4 2.4. The Parties shall establish a Secretariat and an Advisory Committee not later that at their first Meeting.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.2.5 2.5. A brief report shall be submitted by each Party to the Secretariat not later than 31 March each year, commencing with the first complete year after the entry into force of the agreement for that Party. The report shall cover progress made and difficulties experienced during the past calendar year in implementing the agreement.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.2.6 2.6. The provisions of this agreement shall not affect the rights of a Party to take stricter measures for the conservation of small cetaceans.
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:
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.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
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:
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.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
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 Part.1 PART I. SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.1 Article 1
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.1.1 1. The purpose of this Convention is the prevention of major accidents involving hazardous substances and the limitation of the consequences of such accidents.
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.1.2 2. This Convention applies to major hazard installations.
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.1.3 3. This Convention does not apply to:
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.1.3.a (a) nuclear installations and plants processing radioactive substances except for facilities handling non-radioactive substances at these installations;
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.1.3.b (b) military installations;
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.1.3.c (c) transport outside the site of an installation other than by pipeline.
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.1.4 4. A Member ratifying this Convention may, after consulting the representative organizations of employers and workers concerned and other interested parties who may be affected, exclude from the application of the Convention installations or branches of economic activity for which equivalent protection is provided.
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:
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.3 ARTICLE III
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.3.1x The objectives of the Organization shall be primarily to promote international co-operation in the Region in strengthening plant protection activities and capabilities with the aim of:
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.3.1x.a (a) controlling pests of plants and plant products in an appropriate manner;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.3.1x.b (b) preventing the spread of economically important pests of plants and plant products and especially their introduction across national boundaries;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.3.1x.c (c) minimizing interference with international trade resulting from phytosanitary 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.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,
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Pre.10 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:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1 Article 1: Objectives
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1.1x The objectives of this Agreement are to:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1.1x.a (a) foster the protection and improvement of the environment in the territories of the Parties for the well-being of present and future generations;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1.1x.b (b) promote sustainable development based on cooperation and mutually supportive environmental and economic policies;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1.1x.c (c) increase cooperation between the Parties to better conserve, protect, and enhance the environment, including wild flora and fauna;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1.1x.d (d) support the environmental goals and objectives of the NAFTA;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1.1x.e (e) avoid creating trade distortions or new trade barriers;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1.1x.f (f) strengthen cooperation on the development and improvement of environmental laws, regulations, procedures, policies and practices;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1.1x.g (g) enhance compliance with, and enforcement of, environmental laws and regulations;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1.1x.h (h) promote transparency and public participation in the development of environmental laws, regulations and policies;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1.1x.h.i (i) promote economically efficient and effective environmental measures; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.1.1x (j) promote pollution prevention policies and practices.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Part.2 PART TWO
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.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,
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:
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Pre.1 THE PARTIES,
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;
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:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.2 Article II
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.2.1x The objectives of this Convention shall be:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.2.1x.1 1. to establish an international regime for conservation management, and optimum utilization of pollock resources in the Convention Area;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.2.1x.2 2. to restore and maintain the pollock resources in the Bering Sea at levels which will permit their maximum sustainable yield;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.2.1x.3 3. to cooperate in the gathering and examining of factual information concerning pollock and other living marine resources in the Bering Sea; and
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.2.1x.4 4. to provide, if the Parties agree, a forum in which to consider the establishment of necessary conservation and management measures for living marine resources other than pollock in the Convention Area as may be required in the future.
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.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.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 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.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 Sect.1 PART I
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.2 Article 2
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.2.1 1. The objective of this Convention is to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in countries experiencing serious drought and/ or desertification, particularly in Africa, through effective action at all levels, supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements, in the framework of an integrated approach which is consistent with Agenda 21, with a view to contributing to the achievement of sustainable development in affected areas.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.2.2 2. Achieving this objective will involve long-term integrated strategies that focus simultaneously, in affected areas, on improved productivity of land, and the rehabilitation, conservation and sustainable management of land and water resources, leading to improved living conditions, in particular at the community level.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Pre.1 Preamble
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 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 Sect.1 PART I
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.2 Article 2
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.2.1x This Treaty establishes a legal framework in order to promote long-term cooperation in the energy field, based on complementarities and mutual benefits, in accordance with the objectives and principles of the Charter.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Sect.2 PART II
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.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,
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 Art.2 Article 2
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.2.1x The objective of this Agreement is to reduce and ultimately eliminate illegal trade in wild fauna and flora and to establish a permanent Task Force for this purpose.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Pre.1 Preamble
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 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 Sect.1 CHAPTER 1. OBJECTIVES, DEFINITIONS AND SCOPE OF APPLICATION
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.1 ARTICLE 1. OBJECTIVES
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.1.1x The objectives of this Convention are:
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.1.1x.i i. to achieve and maintain a high level of nuclear safety worldwide through the enhancement of national measures and international co-operation including, where appropriate, safety-related technical co-operation;
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.1.1x.ii ii. to establish and maintain effective defenses in nuclear installations against potential radiological hazards in order to protect individuals, society and the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation from such installations;
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.1.1x.iii iii. to prevent accidents with radiological consequences and to mitigate such consequences should they occur.
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:
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 Art.2 Article 2 Objectives of this Arrangement
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.2.1x The objectives of this Arrangement shall be:
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.2.1x.a to cooperate to secure, for the mutual benefit of the Parties, the maximum sustainable economic benefits from the exploitation of the tuna resources of the Central and Western Pacific;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.2.1x.b to promote greater participation by nationals of the Parties in fisheries and assist in the development of national fisheries industries of the Parties;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.2.1x.c to establish a licensing regime under which fishing vessels of the Parties may gain access to the waters within the Arrangement Area on terms and conditions no less favourable than those granted by the Parties to foreign fishing vessels under bilateral and multilateral access arrangements;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.2.1x.d to establish and enforce agreed criteria to ensure that only those fishing operations which are capable of providing genuine and quantifiable economic benefits to the Parties, are eligible for licences pursuant to this Arrangement;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.2.1x.e to allow access to the exclusive economic and fisheries zones of the Parties by purse seine fishing vessels on terms and conditions which are consistent with the provisions of the Palau Arrangement for the Management of the Western Pacific Purse Seine Fishery; and
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.2.1x.f to further the objectives of the Nauru Agreement Concerning Cooperation in the Management of Fisheries of Common Interest, 1982.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Part.2 PART II REGISTRATION AND LICENSING
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Pre.1 PREAMBLE
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 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 Sect.1 CHAPTER I: OBJECTIVES
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1 Article 1
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x Recognizing the sovereignty of members over their natural resources, as defined in Principle 1 (a) 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, the objectives of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994 (hereinafter referred to as "this Agreement") are:
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.a (a) To provide an effective framework for consultation, international cooperation and policy development among all members with regard to all relevant aspects of the world timber economy;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.b (b) To provide a forum for consultation to promote non-discriminatory timber trade practices;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.c (c) To contribute to the process of sustainable development;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.d (d) To enhance the capacity of members to implement a strategy for achieving exports of tropical timber and timber products from sustainably managed sources by the year 2000;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.e (e) To promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber from sustainable sources by improving the structural conditions in international markets, by taking into account, on the one hand, a long-term increase in consumption and continuity of supplies, and, on the other, prices which reflect the costs of sustainable forest management and which are remunerative and equitable for members, and the improvement of market access;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.f (f) To promote and support research and development with a view to improving forest management and efficiency of wood utilization as well as increasing the capacity to conserve and enhance other forest values in timber producing tropical forests;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.g (g) To develop and contribute towards mechanisms for the provision of new and additional financial resources and expertise needed to enhance the capacity of producing members to attain the objectives of this Agreement;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.h (h) To improve market intelligence with a view to ensuring greater transparency in the international timber market, including the gathering, compilation, and dissemination of trade related data, including data related to species being traded;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.i (i) To promote increased and further processing of tropical timber from sustainable sources in producing member countries with a view to promoting their industrialization and thereby increasing their employment opportunities and export earnings;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.j (j) To encourage members to support and develop industrial tropical timber reforestation and forest management activities as well as rehabilitation of degraded forest land, with due regard for the interests of local communities dependent on forest resources;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.k (k) To improve marketing and distribution of tropical timber exports from sustainably managed sources;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.l (l) To encourage members to develop national policies aimed at sustainable utilization and conservation of timber producing forests and their genetic resources and at maintaining the ecological balance in the regions concerned, in the context of tropical timber trade;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.m (m) To promote the access to, and transfer of, technologies and technical cooperation to implement the objectives of this Agreement, including on concessional and preferential terms and conditions, as mutually agreed; and
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.1.1x.n (n) To encourage information-sharing on the international timber market.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Sect.2 CHAPTER II. DEFINITIONS
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.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;
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:
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.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 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 Sect.1 PART I
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 Art.2 Article 2
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 Art.2.1x The objective of this Agreement is to ensure the long--term conservation and sustainable use of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks through effective implementation of the relevant provisions of the Convention.
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.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;
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 Art.2 ARTICLE II
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.2.1x The objective of this Convention is to promote the protection, conservation and recovery of sea turtle populations and of the habitats on which they depend, based on the best available scientific evidence, taking into account the environmental, socioeconomic and cultural characteristics of the Parties.
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:
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
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.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;
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 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 Art.1 ARTICLE 1. OBJECTIVES
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.1.1x The objectives of this Convention are:
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.1.1x.i (i) to achieve and maintain a high level of safety worldwide in spent fuel and radioactive waste management, through the enhancement of national measures and international co-operation, including where appropriate, safety-related technical co-operation;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.1.1x.ii (ii) to ensure that during all stages of spent fuel and radioactive waste management there are effective defenses against potential hazards so that individuals, society and the environment are protected from harmful effects of ionizing radiation, now and in the future, in such a way that the needs and aspirations of the present generation are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs and aspirations;
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.1.1x.iii (iii) to prevent accidents with radiological consequences and to mitigate their consequences should they occur during any stage of spent fuel or radioactive waste management.
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.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.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,
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.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 Art.1 Article 1
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.1.1x In order to contribute to the protection of the right of every person of present and future generations to live in an environment adequate to his or her health and well-being, each Party shall guarantee the rights of access to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters in accordance with the provisions of this Convention.
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Pre.1 Preamble
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;
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 Art.2 Article II Objectives
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.2.0x The objectives of this Agreement are:
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.2.1 1. To progressively reduce incidental dolphin mortalities in the tuna purse-seine fishery in the Agreement Area to levels approaching zero, through the setting of annual limits;
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.2.2 2. With the goal of eliminating dolphin mortality in this fishery, to seek ecologically sound means of capturing large yellowfin tunas not in association with dolphins; and
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.2.3 3. To ensure the long-term sustainability of the tuna stocks in the Agreement Area, as well as that of the living marine resources related to this fishery, taking into consideration the interrelationship among species in the ecosystem, with special emphasis on, inter alia, avoiding, reducing and minimizing bycatch and discards of juvenile tunas and non-target species.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.2 Article 2
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.2.1x The objective of the present Protocol is to control, reduce or eliminate discharges, emissions and losses of persistent organic pollutants.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Pre.1 PREAMBLE
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Pre.2 The contracting Governments, recognizing the usefulness of international co-operation in controlling pests and diseases of plants and plant products and in preventing their introduction and spread across national boundaries, and desiring to ensure close co-ordination of measures directed to these ends, have agreed as follows:
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.1 Article I PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.1.1 1. With the purpose of securing common and effective action to prevent the introduction and spread of pests and diseases of plants and plant products and to promote measures for their control, the contracting Governments undertake to adopt the legislative, technical and administrative measures specified in this Convention and in supplementary agreements pursuant to Article III.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.1.2 2. Each contracting Government shall assume responsibility for the fulfillment within its territories of all requirements under this Convention.
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Pre.1 The Governments of
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,
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 Art.3 Article 3 Aims
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.0x The Contracting Parties shall pursue the following aims through this Convention:
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.1 1. sustainable development of the Rhine ecosystem, in particular through:
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.1.a (a) maintaining and improving the quality of the Rhine's waters, including the quality of suspended matter, sediments and ground water, notably by
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.1.a.ix #NAME?
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.1.a.iix -ensuring and improving the safety of installations and preventing incidents and accidents;
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.1.b (b) protecting populations of organisms and species diversity and reducing contamination by noxious substances in organisms;
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.1.c (c) maintaining, improving and restoring the natural function of the waters; ensuring that flow management takes account of the natural flow of solid matter and promotes interactions between river, ground water and alluvial areas; conserving, protecting and reactivating alluvial areas as natural floodplains
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.1.d (d) conserving, improving and restoring the most natural habitats possible for wild fauna and flora in the water, on the river bed and banks and in adjacent areas, and improving living conditions for fish and restoring their free migration;
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.1.e (e) ensuring environmentally sound and rational management of water resources;
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.1.f (f) taking ecological requirements into account when implementing technical measures to develop the waterway, e. g. for flood protection, shipping or the use of hydroelectric power;
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.2 2. the production of drinking water from the waters of the Rhine;
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.3 3. improvement of sediment quality in order that dredged material may be deposited or spread without adversely affecting the environment;
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.4 4. general flood prevention and protection, taking account of ecological requirements;
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.3.5 5. to help restore the North Sea in conjunction with the other actions taken to protect it.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.1 Article 1
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.1.1x The objective of this Protocol is to promote at all appropriate levels, nationally as well as in transboundary and international contexts, the protection of human health and well-being, both individual and collective, within a framework of sustainable development, through improving water management, including the protection of water ecosystems, and through preventing, controlling and reducing water-related disease.
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.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
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:
3330 European Landscape Convention Art.3 Article 3 - Aims
3330 European Landscape Convention Art.3.1x The aims of this Convention are to promote landscape protection, management and planning, and to organise European co-operation on landscape issues.
3330 European Landscape Convention Chapt.2 Chapter II - National measures
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.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 management measures can be achieved only through cooperation between coastal States and States fishing in the region,
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 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 Art.2 Article 2 Objective
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.2.1x The objective of this Convention is to ensure, through effective management, the long-term conservation and sustainable use of highly migratory fish stocks in the western and central Pacific Ocean in accordance with the 1982 Convention and the Agreement.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.2 ARTICLE II
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.2.1 1. The objective of this Agreement is to achieve and maintain a favourable conservation status for albatrosses and petrels.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.2.2 2. The Parties shall take measures, both individually and together, to achieve this objective.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.2.3 3. In implementing such measures the Parties shall widely apply the precautionary approach. In particular, where there are threats of serious or irreversible adverse impacts or damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measures to enhance the conservation status of albatrosses and petrels.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.1 The Parties to this Convention,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.2 Recognizing that persistent organic pollutants possess toxic properties, resist degradation, bioaccumulate and are transported, through air, water and migratory species, across international boundaries and deposited far from their place of release, where they accumulate in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.3 Aware of the health concerns, especially in developing countries, resulting from local exposure to persistent organic pollutants, in particular impacts upon women and, through them, upon future generations,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.4 Acknowledging that the Arctic ecosystems and indigenous communities are particularly at risk because of the biomagnification of persistent organic pollutants and that contamination of their traditional foods is a public health issue,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.5 Conscious of the need for global action on persistent organic pollutants,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.6 Mindful of decision 19/ 13 C of 7 February 1997 of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme to initiate international action to protect human health and the environment through measures which will reduce and/ or eliminate emissions and discharges of persistent organic pollutants,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.7 Recalling the pertinent provisions of the relevant international environmental conventions, especially the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, and the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal including the regional agreements developed within the framework of its Article 11,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.8 Recalling also the pertinent provisions of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and Agenda 21,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.9 Acknowledging that precaution underlies the concerns of all the Parties and is embedded within this Convention,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.10 Recognizing that this Convention and other international agreements in the field of trade and the environment are mutually supportive,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.11 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 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,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.12 Taking into account the circumstances and particular requirements of developing countries, in particular the least developed among them, and countries with economies in transition, especially the need to strengthen their national capabilities for the management of chemicals, including through the transfer of technology, the provision of financial and technical assistance and the promotion of cooperation among the Parties,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.13 Taking full account of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, adopted in Barbados on 6 May 1994,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.14 Noting the respective capabilities of developed and developing countries, as well as the common but differentiated responsibilities of States as set forth in Principle 7 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.15 Recognizing the important contribution that the private sector and non-governmental organizations can make to achieving the reduction and/ or elimination of emissions and discharges of persistent organic pollutants,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.16 Underlining the importance of manufacturers of persistent organic pollutants taking responsibility for reducing adverse effects caused by their products and for providing information to users, Governments and the public on the hazardous properties of those chemicals,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.17 Conscious of the need to take measures to prevent adverse effects caused by persistent organic pollutants at all stages of their life cycle,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.18 Reaffirming Principle 16 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development which states that national authorities should endeavour to promote the internalization of environmental costs and the use of economic instruments, taking into account the approach that the polluter should, in principle, bear the cost of pollution, with due regard to the public interest and without distorting international trade and investment,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.19 Encouraging Parties not having regulatory and assessment schemes for pesticides and industrial chemicals to develop such schemes,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.20 Recognizing the importance of developing and using environmentally sound alternative processes and chemicals,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.21 Determined to protect human health and the environment from the harmful impacts of persistent organic pollutants,
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Pre.22 Have agreed as follows:
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.1 Article 1
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.1.1x Mindful of the precautionary approach as set forth in Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the objective of this Convention is to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.1 PREAMBLE
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.2 The Contracting Parties,
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.3 Convinced of the special nature of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, their distinctive features and problems needing distinctive solutions;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.4 Alarmed by the continuing erosion of these resources;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.5 Cognizant that plant genetic resources for food and agriculture are a common concern of all countries, in that all countries depend very largely on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture that originated elsewhere;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.6 Acknowledging that the conservation, exploration, collection, characterization, evaluation and documentation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture are essential in meeting the goals of the Rome Declaration on World Food Security and the World Food Summit Plan of Action and for sustainable agricultural development for this and future generations, and that the capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition to undertake such tasks needs urgently to be reinforced;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.7 Noting that the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is an internationally agreed framework for such activities;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.8 Acknowledging further that plant genetic resources for food and agriculture are the raw material indispensable for crop genetic improvement, whether by means of farmers' selection, classical plant breeding or modern biotechnologies, and are essential in adapting to unpredictable environmental changes and future human needs;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.9 Affirming that the past, present and future contributions of farmers in all regions of the world, particularly those in centres of origin and diversity, in conserving, improving and making available these resources, is the basis of Farmers' Rights;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.10 Affirming also that the rights recognized in this Treaty to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seed and other propagating material, and to participate in decision-making regarding, and in the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from, the use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, are fundamental to the realization of Farmers' Rights, as well as the promotion of Farmers' Rights at national and international levels;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.11 Recognizing that this Treaty and other international agreements relevant to this Treaty should be mutually supportive with a view to sustainable agriculture and food security;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.12 Affirming that nothing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as implying in any way a change in the rights and obligations of the Contracting Parties under other international agreements;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.13 Understanding that the above recital is not intended to create a hierarchy between this Treaty and other international agreements;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.14 Aware that questions regarding the management of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture are at the meeting point between agriculture, the environment and commerce, and convinced that there should be synergy among these sectors;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.15 Aware of their responsibility to past and future generations to conserve the World's diversity of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.16 Recognizing that, in the exercise of their sovereign rights over their plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, states may mutually benefit from the creation of an effective multilateral system for facilitated access to a negotiated selection of these resources and for the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from their use; and
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.17 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;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Pre.18 Have agreed as follows:
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Part.1 PART I - INTRODUCTION
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.1 Article 1 - Objectives
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.1.1 1.1 The objectives of this Treaty are the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of their use, in harmony with the Convention on Biological Diversity, for sustainable agriculture and food security.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.1.2 1.2 These objectives will be attained by closely linking this Treaty to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.1 The Contracting Parties to this Convention,
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.2 COMMITTED to ensuring the long term conservation and sustainable use of all living marine resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean, and to safeguarding the environment and marine ecosystems in which the resources occur;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.3 RECOGNISING the urgent and constant need for effective conservation and management of the fishery resources in the high seas of the South-East Atlantic Ocean;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.4 RECOGNISING THE RELEVANT PROVISIONS of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982; 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, 1995; and taking into account the FAO Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas,1993 and the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, 1995;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.5 RECOGNISING the duties of States to cooperate with each other in the conservation and management of living resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.6 DEDICATED to exercising and implementing the precautionary approach in the management of fishery resources, in line with the principles set out in 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, 1995, and with the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, 1995;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.7 RECOGNISING that the long term conservation and sustainable use of high seas fishery resources require cooperation among States through appropriate subregional or regional organisations which agree upon the measures necessary for this purpose;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.8 COMMITTED to responsible fisheries;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.9 NOTING that the coastal States have established areas of national jurisdiction in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, and general principles of international law within which they exercise sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing living marine resources;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.10 DESIRING cooperation with the coastal States and with all other States and Organisations having a real interest in the fishery resources of the South-East Atlantic Ocean to ensure compatible conservation and management measures;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.11 RECOGNISING economic and geographical considerations and the special requirements of developing States, and their coastal communities, for equitable benefit from living marine resources;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.12 CALLING upon States which are not Contracting Parties to this Convention, and which do not otherwise agree to apply the conservation and management measures adopted under this Convention, not to authorise vessels flying their flags to engage in fishing for the resources which are the subject of this Convention;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.13 CONVINCED that the establishment of an organisation for the long term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean would best serve these purposes;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.14 BEARING IN MIND that the achievements of the above will contribute to the realisation of a just and equitable economic order in the interests of all humankind, and in particular the special interests and needs of developing States,
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Pre.15 HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.2 Article 2 Objective
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.2.1x The objective of this Convention is to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources in the Convention Area through the effective implementation of this Convention.
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.1 The Parties to this Agreement,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.2 REAFFIRMING the commitment to the aims and purposes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as set forth in the Bangkok Declaration of 8 August 1967, in particular to promote regional co-operation in Southeast Asia in the spirit of equality and partnership and thereby contribute towards peace, progress and prosperity in the region,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.3 RECALLING the Kuala Lumpur Accord on Environment and Development which was adopted by the ASEAN Ministers of Environment on 19 June 1990 which calls for, inter alia, efforts leading towards the harmonisation of transboundary pollution prevention and abatement practices,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.4 RECALLING ALSO the adoption of the 1995 ASEAN Co-operation Plan on Transboundary Pollution, which specifically addressed transboundary atmospheric pollution and called for, inter alia, establishing procedures and mechanisms for co-operation among ASEAN Member States in the prevention and mitigation of land and/ or forest fires and haze,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.5 DETERMINED to give effect to the 1997 Regional Haze Action Plan and to the Hanoi Plan of Action which call for fully implementing the 1995 ASEAN Cooperation Plan on Transboundary Pollution, with particular emphasis on the Regional Haze Action Plan by the year 2001,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.6 RECOGNISING the existence of possible adverse effects of transboundary haze pollution,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze 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,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.8 RECOGNISING the need to study the root causes and the implications of the transboundary haze pollution and the need to seek solutions for the problems identified,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.9 AFFIRMING their willingness to further strengthen international co-operation to develop national policies for preventing and monitoring transboundary haze pollution,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.10 AFFIRMING ALSO their willingness to co-ordinate national action for preventing and monitoring transboundary haze pollution through exchange of information, consultation, research and monitoring,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.11 DESIRING to undertake individual and joint action to assess the origin, causes, nature and extent of land and/ or forest fires and the resulting haze, to prevent and control the sources of such land and/ or forest fires and the resulting haze by applying environmentally sound policies, practices and technologies and to strengthen national and regional capabilities and co-operation in assessment, prevention, mitigation and management of land and/ or forest fires and the resulting haze,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.12 CONVINCED that an essential means to achieve such collective action is the conclusion and effective implementation of an Agreement,
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Pre.13 Have agreed as follows:
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Sect.1 PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.2 Article 2
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.2.1x The objective of this Agreement is to prevent and monitor transboundary haze pollution as a result of land and/ or forest fires which should be mitigated, through concerted national efforts and intensified regional and international co-operation. This should be pursued in the overall context of sustainable development and in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.1 ARTICLE 1
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.1.1x The principal purpose of the Convention is to establish a regional cooperation framework to encourage and facilitate the sustainable development of marine and coastal resources of the countries of the Northeast Pacific for the benefit of present and future generations of the region.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.1 PREAMBLE
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.2 The Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Swaziland (hereinafter jointly referred to as the “Parties”);
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.3 BEARING IN MIND the principles advocated in the Declaration by the Heads of State or Government of Southern African States “Towards the Southern African Development Community” and the Treaty of the Southern African Development Community signed on 17 August 1992 and the Revised Protocol on Shared Watercourses in the Southern African Development Community signed on 7 August 2000;
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.4 HAVING RESOLVED to pursue the guidelines established by the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Portugal in regard to Rivers of Mutual Interest and the Cunene River Scheme signed on 13 October 1964, to which the Republic of Mozambique succeeded in 1975 and the Kingdom of Swaziland acceded to in 1967;
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.5 MINDFUL of the spirit of co-operation and good understanding reached by the implementation of the Piggs Peak Agreement of 15 February 1991;
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.6 TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the modern principles and norms of International Law as reflected in the Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 21 May 1997;
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.7 CONSCIOUS of the mutual advantages of concluding agreements on co-operation on shared watercourses;
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.8 DETERMINED to co-operate and seek mutually satisfactory solutions for the needs of the Parties towards water protection and to the sustainable utilization and development of the water resources with a view to improving the standard of living of their populations;
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.9 EXPRESSING the common desire to proceed with sustainable development on the basis of Chapter 18 of Agenda 21, adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development on 14 June 1992;
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.10 RECOGNISING that the Parties need to agree on water use in the shared watercourses to enable sustainable development;
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.11 MINDFUL of the fact that good relationships between the people and the governments of the Parties, good neighbourliness and mutual respect, will contribute to the improvement of co-operation on the protection and utilization of waters for the benefit and the welfare of their populations;
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.12 TAKING into consideration the interim nature of this Agreement;
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Pre.13 HEREBY AGREE as follows:
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.2 Article 2
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.2.1x This Agreement aims to promote co-operation among the Parties to ensure the protection and sustainable utilisation of the water resources of the Incomati and Maputo watercourses.
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.1 THE CONTRACTING PARTIES,
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.2 CONSCIOUS of the indispensable values of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea Area, its exceptional hydrographic and ecological characteristics and the sensitivity of its living resources to changes in the environment;
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.3 BEARING in mind the historical and present economic, social and cultural values of the Baltic Sea Area for the well-being and development of the peoples of that region;
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.4 NOTING with deep concern the still ongoing pollution of the Baltic Sea Area;
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.5 DECLARING their firm determination to assure the ecological restoration of the Baltic Sea, ensuring the possibility of self-regeneration of the marine environment and preservation of its ecological balance;
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.6 RECOGNIZING that the protection and enhancement of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea Area are tasks that cannot effectively be accomplished by national efforts alone but by close regional co-operation and other appropriate international measures;
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.7 APPRECIATING the achievements in environmental protection within the framework of the 1974 Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, and the role of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission therein;
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.8 RECALLING the pertinent provisions and principles of the 1972 Declaration of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment and the 1975 Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE);
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.9 DESIRING to enhance co-operation with competent regional organizations such as the International Baltic Sea Fishery Commission established by the 1973 Gdansk Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources in the Baltic Sea and the Belts;
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.10 WELCOMING the Baltic Sea Declaration by the Baltic and other interested States, the European Economic Community and co-operating international financial institutions assembled at Ronneby in 1990, and the Joint Comprehensive Programme aimed at a joint action plan in order to restore the Baltic Sea Area to a sound ecological balance;
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.11 CONSCIOUS of the importance of transparency and public awareness as well as the work by non-governmental organizations for successful protection of the Baltic Sea Area;
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.12 WELCOMING the improved opportunities for closer co-operation which have been opened by the recent political developments in Europe on the basis of peaceful co-operation and mutual understanding;
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.13 DETERMINED to embody developments in international environmental policy and environmental law into a new Convention to extend, strengthen and modernize the legal regime for the protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area;
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Pre.14 HAVE AGREED as follows: