TitleOceans and the law of the sea : a regular process for the global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment : proposals on modalities : report of the Secretary-General
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DAA Provides an overview of the main developments concerning the establishment of a regular process for the assessment of the state of the marine environment that would build on ongoing assessments. Focuses on steps to be taken to prepare the necessary arrangements for such a process and reviews issues to be considered for an effective process. Includes annexes on: i) existing assessment programmes; ii) summary of replies on proposals on modalities for the global marine assessment (GMA); iii) proposal of Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) for a GMA process; and iv) UNEP GMA modular partnership approach.
Submitted in response to para. 45 of General Assembly resolution 57/141 of 12 Dec. 2002. Includes notes. Annexes (p. 19-49): 1. Existing assessment programmes -- 2. Summary of replies on proposals on modalities for the GMA -- 3. GESAMP proposal for GMA process -- 4. UNEP GMA modular partnership approach.