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1996: Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area

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Provisions coded as containing the code: REVW
  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
Art.3.1  1. The Meeting of the Parties shall be the decision-making body of this Agreement.     
Art.3.2  2. The Depositary shall convene, in consultation with the Secretariat of the Convention, a session of the Meeting of the Parties to this Agreement not later than one year after the date of its entry into force. Thereafter, the Agreement secretariat shall convene, in consultation with the Secretariat of the Convention, ordinary sessions of the Meeting of the Parties at intervals of not more than three years, unless the Meeting of the Parties decides otherwise.  RELA   
Art.3.3  3. The Agreement secretariat shall convene an extraordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties on the written request of at least two thirds of the Parties.     
Art.3.4  4. The United Nations, its Specialized Agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency, any State not a Party to this Agreement, secretariats of other global and regional conventions or agreements concerned inter alia with the conservation of cetaceans, and regional or subregional fisheries management organizations with competence for species found temporarily or permanently resident in the Agreement area may be represented by observers in sessions of the Meeting of the Parties. Any other agency or body technically qualified in the conservation of cetaceans may be represented at sessions of the Meeting of the Parties by observers, unless at least one third of the Parties present object. Once admitted to a session of the Meeting of the Parties, an observer shall continue to be entitled to participate in future sessions unless one third of the Parties object at least thirty days before the start of the session.  RELA   
Art.3.5  5. Only Parties have the right to vote. Each Party shall have one vote. Regional economic integration organizations which are Parties to this Agreement shall exercise, in matters within their competence, their right to vote with a number of votes equal to the number of their member States which are Parties to the Agreement. A regional economic integration organization shall not exercise its right to vote if its member States exercise theirs and vice versa.     
Art.3.6  6. All decisions of the Meeting of the Parties shall be adopted by consensus except as otherwise provided in Article X of this Agreement. However, if consensus cannot be achieved in respect of matters covered by the annexes to the Agreement, a decision may be adopted by a two thirds majority of the Parties present and voting. In the event of a vote, any Party may, within one hundred and fifty days, notify the Depositary in writing of its intention not to apply the said decision.  ATTACH   
Art.3.7  7. At its first session, the Meeting of the Parties shall:     
Art.3.7.a  a) adopt its rules of procedure;     
Art.3.7.b  b) establish an Agreement secretariat to perform the secretariat functions listed in Article IV of this Agreement;     
Art.3.7.c  c) designate in each subregion, within an existing institution, a Co-ordination unit to facilitate implementation of the measures prescribed in Annex 2 to this Agreement;  ATTACH   
Art.3.7.d  d) elect a Bureau as provided for in Article VI;     
Art.3.7.e  e) establish a Scientific Committee, as provided for in Article VII; and     
Art.3.7.f  f) decide on the format and content of Party reports on the implementation of the Agreement, as provided for in Article VIII.     
Art.3.8  8. At each of its ordinary sessions, the Meeting of the Parties shall:     
Art.3.8.a  a) review scientific assessments of the conservation status of cetaceans of the Agreement area and the habitats which are important to their survival, as well as the factors which may affect them unfavourably;  SCIR   
Art.3.8.b  b) review the progress made and any difficulties encountered in the implementation of this Agreement on the basis of the reports of the Parties and of the Agreement secretariat;     
Art.3.8.c  c) make recommendations to the Parties as it deems necessary or appropriate and adopt specific actions to improve the effectiveness of this Agreement;     
Art.3.8.d  d) examine and decide upon any proposals to amend, as may be necessary, this Agreement;     
Art.3.8.e  e) adopt a budget for the next financial period and decide upon any matters relating to the financial arrangements for this Agreement;     
Art.3.8.f  f) review the arrangements for the Agreement secretariat, the Co-ordination units and the Scientific Committee;     
Art.3.8.g  g) adopt a report for communication to the Parties to this Agreement and to the Conference of the Parties of the Convention;  RELA   
Art.3.8.h  h) agree on the provisional time and venue of the next meeting; and     
Art.3.8.i  i) deal with any other matter relating to implementation of this Agreement.     
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Data from Ronald B. Mitchell. 2002-2018. International Environmental Agreements Database Project (Version 2014.3).
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Date accessed: 20 November 2018