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A/CONF.167/L.6/Add.7


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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 VI 
 
Land resources 
 
1.The Main Committee held a number of informal meetings on chapter  
VI 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)After paragraph 31, a new paragraph was inserted, reading: 
 
"The conclusions and recommendations of the Interregional  
Conference of Small Island Countries on Sustainable  
Development and Environment in Agriculture, Forestry and  
Fisheries, held in Barbados from 7 to 10 April 1992, contain  
the consensus position of small islands in the agricultural  
sector. The Bridgetown Declaration emanating from that 
ministerial Conference affirmed the determination and commitment of  
those countries to pursue sustainable development policies  
that ensure the long-term viability of their agriculture,  
forestry and fisheries sectors."; 
 
(b)Section A, subparagraph (i), was amended to read as follows: 
 
"Develop and improve national databases and the dissemination of  
information to relevant groups, especially local communities,  
youth and women, for land-use planning and management,  
including estimates of carrying capacity, economic and  
environmental value of land resources, along with appropriate  
decision-making tools, such as land/geographic information  
systems."; 
 
(c)Section C, subparagraph (ii), was amended to read as follows: 
 
"Facilitate the development and improvement of national databases  
and the dissemination of information to relevant groups,  
especially local communities, youth and women, for land-use  
planning and management, including estimates of carrying  
capacity, as well as economic and environmental value of land  
resources, along with appropriate decision-making tools, such  
as land/geographic information systems."; 
 
(d)Section C, subparagraph (iii), was amended to read as follows: 
 
"Facilitate more effective international and interregional  
cooperation, coordination, collaboration and technical  
exchanges in the fields of agriculture, forestry and other  
land-use, through international and interregional networks and  
training programmes." 
 
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