Latest News

UNGA Second Committee Approves Resolution on Caribbean Sea (Pacific Voyages)

The UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) has approved draft resolution A/C.2/67/L.41 on “Towards the sustainable development of the Caribbean Sea for present and future generations” on November 28, 2012. The resolution falls under the agenda item on follow-up to and implementation to the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation (MSI) of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Recognizing the Caribbean Sea as a fragile ecosystem in need of international and regional initiatives to promote its conservation, the document welcomes the plan of action adopted by the Caribbean Sea Commission and calls for UN assistance in its implementation. It also welcomes the Special Area designation of the region under annex V to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, and calls for international assistance to protect the Caribbean Sea from pollution from ships. The draft also mentions sustainable fisheries codes under the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and marine biodiversity efforts under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to conserve the sea.

The draft resolution calls on the UN and international community to provide greater assistance to states in the Caribbean Sea region for emergency preparedness, disaster response capabilities, pollution prevention and food security. It also invites Member States to assist Caribbean countries in becoming parties to conventions and protocols relevant to the sustainability of the region. [Status of Draft Resolutions in Second Committee]

First published at the iisd website on Biodiversity Policy & Practice on November 28, 2012

20121213-022106.jpg

Latest Tweets

  • DigitalMaori@fuck_lupus Pō mārie. about 12 hours ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @MaramaDavidson: @caniwikiwi @TheDarkHorse_nz @DigitalMaori It's hard and sad and then truly inspirational. Beautiful performances espec… about 12 hours ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @caniwikiwi: @MaramaDavidson @TheDarkHorse_nz @DigitalMaori We just came back from watching! Isn't it great? about 12 hours ago
  • DigitalMaoriMaori News: Iwi eager to unite its people in celebration http://t.co/BGgzo29LCI #maori #indigenous about 2 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@dairycocky No it's not. Pakeha rich list, Pakeha only prime ministers. Who has all the power? Not us. Crying now cos u have to share. Lol. about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@dairycocky & if you're asking me personally, hell yea! If we can't eliminate poverty & racism, I'm totally for proMaori policies about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@dairycocky race based? Read some history then get back to me. about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @kaupapamaori: In every community there are leaders who are willing to take on the challenge. We need to find & resource those people. L… about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@dairycocky anyway I can hear of your your cows going mad out back. Must've heard about novapay. Better go check #mooove about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@dairycocky @Olivefarmer yea any party. The night before he gave Annette the biggest hug. He's promoting his film &supporting his cousin about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@Megapope dang. And we were all hoping lol about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @kaupapamaori: Angeline Greensill talking on the Treaty and protecting our environment. http://t.co/jDS9Wmd0aT about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @kaupapamaori: We need to urgently address food sovereignty, climate change and protecting our environment. Angeline Greensill about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @kaupapamaori: "What concerns me is that we win over 34 seats and we don't have enough on the list... Get on the roll and vote" Angeline… about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@dairycocky @Olivefarmer what you mean this guy? With Annette's Sykes. Oh that's right lol http://t.co/FlzMNIb2lt about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriMaori News: Pu Konohi Art Auction http://t.co/ryDg0tt4aB #maori #indigenous about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriMaori News: Amazing opportunity for Rangatahi wanting to work with Vodafone http://t.co/rfLsrQrq3Y #maori #indigenous about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @kiwinerd: @DigitalMaori i think that article overuses the trope of indigenous nations dying out. about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriMaori News: Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 6 by Olly Ohlson http://t.co/im8LZW3dOr #maori #indigenous about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @patsalwhk: @DigitalMaori you rock @InternetPartyNZ feeling star struck x http://t.co/3lCqHyVlcy about 3 days ago