Document symbol: A/RES/55/203
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Promoting an integrated management approach to the Caribbean Sea in the context of sustainable development : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Encourages the further promotion of an integrated management approach to the Caribbean Sea area in the context of sustainable development; calls upon the UN system and the international community to assist Caribbean countries and their regional organizations in their efforts to ensure the protection of the Caribbean Sea from degradation as a result of pollution from ships, in particular through the illegal release of oil and other harmful substances, from illegal dumping or accidental release of hazardous waste in violation of relevant international rules and standards, as well as pollution from land-based activities; calls upon all relevant States to take the necessary steps to bring into force, and to support the implementation of, the Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities, in order to protect the marine environment of the Caribbean Sea from land-based pollution and degradation; invites intergovernmental organizations within the UN system to continue efforts to assist Caribbean countries to become parties to the relevant conventions and protocols and to implement them effectively; calls upon the international community, the UN system and the multilateral financial institutions, including the Global Environment Facility, within its mandate, to support actively the above-mentioned approach; calls upon Member States to improve as a matter of priority their emergency response capabilities and the containment of environmental damage.Adopted without vote.
Global Environment Facility - UN System - UN. General Assembly (22nd special sess. : 1999) - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION - DISASTER PREPAREDNESS - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION - REGIONAL COOPERATION - MARINE POLLUTION - LAND-BASED RESOURCES - OIL POLLUTION - RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE - ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENTS - NATURAL DISASTERS - MARINE ACCIDENTS
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