4534

Researcher: 
Mitchell
Treaty Name and Text
Agreement Name: 
Interim Agreement on the Establishment of the Benguela Current Commission
Possible Sources (additional): 
http://www.bclme.org/bcc/BCC%20INTERIM%20AGREEMENT%20E.pdf
Signature/Entry into Force/Termination
Date IEA was Signed: 
2006-08-29
Signature Year: 
2006
Place IEA was signed: 
Benguela
Entry into force (EIF) Date: 
2999-01-01
Treaty Type
Membership eligibility (multilateral, bilateral, etc): 
Agreement Type Level 3: 
E (environment) Code (agreement is environmental or not): 
Environmental
Source for E (environmental) code: 
Preamble: Recognising the unique character of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem, the threats to it, and its significance for their socio-economic development and for the well-being of their people; Conscious of their joint responsibility as custodians of this globally significant large marine ecosystem to conserve it for the benefit of present and future generations; Recognising that effective long-term co-operation between them in implementing an ecosystem approach to the management of human activities affecting the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem requires the establishment of stable institutional arrangements;
Text used for E (environmental) coding: 
Preamble: Recognising the unique character of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem, the threats to it, and its significance for their socio-economic development and for the well-being of their people; Conscious of their joint responsibility as custodians of this globally significant large marine ecosystem to conserve it for the benefit of present and future generations; Recognising that effective long-term co-operation between them in implementing an ecosystem approach to the management of human activities affecting the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem requires the establishment of stable institutional arrangements;
Specific words used to code agreement as E (environmental): 
ecosystem
Lineage
Lineage: 
Benguela Current Commission
Sequence: 
100.000
Secretariat and auspices
Legacy
Hidden fields
Version: 
2008.10
AmendProtToB: 
4534
AmendProtToC: 
4534
AmendProtToType: 
Agreement
Inclusion Auto-Generated: 
MEA - Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Subject: 
Nature
Category: 
ENV
Lang1: 
EN.txt
Deletable
Treaty Text (legacy)
Core Filename: 
2006-BeneguelaLargeMarineEcosystemCommission
Notes (incl. non-URL source for text): 
This agreement was signed by all 3 countries but does not appear to have been ratified by any country or ever entered into force. "By February 2012, the text of the Benguela Current Convention had been negotiated and circulated to the Contracting Parties so that they could complete their internal checks and approvals ahead of signing of the Convention. However, this process took longer than anticipated and as the end of the year approached, there was some concern that the Interim Agreement that had established the Benguela Current Commission in January 2007, would expire before the Convention was signed. As a result, the countries agreed to sign a document to legally extend the Interim Agreement until such time as the Convention could be signed. All three countries agreed to the extension of the Interim Agreement." See http://www.benguelacc.org/index.php/en/component/docman/doc_download/263-annual-report-2012
Date text posted to IEA: 
20100125
Member Code: 
AGO,NAM,ZAF,
Members: 
Angola, Namibia, South Africa
OrigMEAgrees: 
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