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A/CONF.167/L.6/Add.5


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3 May 1994

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Agenda item 9 (b) 
 
 CONSIDERATION OF PLANS AND PROGRAMMES TO SUPPORT THE SUSTAINABLE 
 DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES AND THE UTILIZATION 
 OF THEIR MARINE AND COASTAL RESOURCES, WHICH INCLUDES MEETING 
 ESSENTIAL HUMAN NEEDS, MAINTAINING BIODIVERSITY, AND IMPROVING 
 THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ISLAND PEOPLE, AS WELL AS MEASURES THAT 
 WILL ENABLE SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES TO COPE EFFECTIVELY, 
 CREATIVELY AND IN A SUSTAINABLE MANNER WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES 
 AND TO MITIGATE THE IMPACTS ON AND REDUCE THE THREATS POSED TO 
 MARINE AND COASTAL RESOURCES: CONSIDERATION OF THE DRAFT 
 PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL 
ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES 
 
Report of the Main Committee 
 
Rapporteur: Mr. Takao SHIBATA (Japan) 
 
Addendum 
 
Chapter IV 
 
Coastal and marine resources 
 
1.The Main Committee held a number of informal meetings on chapter  
IV of the draft programme of action and considered it at its ...  
meeting, on ... May. 
 
2.At the same meeting, the Committee approved the following  
amendments: 
 
(a)Subparagraph (i) of section B was amended to read as follows: 
 
"Develop and/or strengthen the capacity of regional organizations  
to undertake activities in coastal and marine areas, including  
to research commercial and non-commercial fisheries with a  
view to sustainable harvesting and utilization, and surveys on  
reef, estuary, wetland and lagoon resources; and monitor and  
promote innovative ways to sustainably develop territorial waters 
and exclusive economic zones, including  
support for aquaculture, mariculture, coral reef and mangrove  
programmes."; 
 
(b)Section C, subparagraph (v), was replaced with the following  
text: 
 
"Use the relevant results of the World Coast Conference, held at  
Noordwijk, the Netherlands, from 1 to 5 November 1993, as well  
as the ongoing work within the UNEP Regional Seas Programme to  
assist small island developing States with the development and  
implementation of integrated coastal zone management plans, to  
improve international coordination in that field and to  
develop strategies to prevent further marine and coastal  
degradation."; 
 
(c)The text that appears in square brackets following subparagraph  
(v) of section C was replaced by the following subparagraphs: 
 
"Furthermore, the expected results of the June 1994 Meeting of  
Experts on the Control of Pollution from Land-based Sources,  
to be held at Montreal, as well as the intergovernmental  
conference on the protection of the environment from land- 
based activities, to be held in Washington, D.C., in November  
1995, could be useful to assist small island developing States  
in this area."; 
 
"Means of building capacity for integrated coastal zone management  
(ICZM) planning and implementation should include, inter alia,  
strengthening regional and international networks, including  
South-South relationships; increasing public awareness and  
participation; enhancing relevant education and increasing  
training activities; ensuring the involvement and  
participation of non-governmental organizations and other  
major groups; supporting the development of concepts,  
methodologies and tools; and supporting and strengthening  
international research and improvements in monitoring, the  
results of which should be integrated into policy development,  
planning and decision-making." 
 
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