TitleInstitutional arrangements for the implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities
Endorses the Washington Declaration on Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities and the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities; calls upon bilateral donors and international, regional and subregional financial institutions and mechanisms, including the Global Environment Facility, and other competent development and financial institutions to: (a) ensure that their programmes give appropriate priority for country-driven projects aimed at the implementation of the Global Programme of Action; (b) assist with capacity-building in the preparation and implementation of national programmes and in identifying ways and means of funding them; (c) improve their coordination so as to enhance the delivery of financial and other support; calls upon UNEP to prepare and submit to the Governing Council at its 19th session specific proposals on, inter alia: (a) the establishment of an inter-organizational group to develop the basic design and structure of the clearing-house data directory and its linkages to information delivery mechanisms; (b) the means of linking the inter-organizational group to ongoing work within the UN system on the identification of and access to relevant databases and the comparability of data; (c) the outline of a pilot project on the development of the clearing-house's source category component on sewage, to be implemented in partnership with WHO.
Adopted at the 31st plenary meeting, 11 July l996. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1996, New York, 25 Jan. and 6-9 Feb. 1996; resumed organizational session for 1996, New York, 2 Apr. and 2-3 May 1996; substantive session of 1996, New York, 24 June-26 July 1996; resumed substantive session of 1996, New York, 10 Oct. and 13-14 and 20 Nov. 1996 - E/1996/96 - p. 15-16 - (ESCOR, 1996, Suppl. no. 1).