Report of the Second meeting of the Contracting Of Parties To The Convention For The Protection, Management And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Eastern African Region - (COP 2)
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Second Meeting Of The Contracting Parties To The Convention For The Protection, Management And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Eastern African Region Port Louis, 2-4 November 1999.
The first meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region (Nairobi Convention) was held in Mahé, Seychelles on 17 and 18 March 1997. Important regional and global developments since
that meeting include the Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Integrated Coastal Management (PACSICOM), held in Maputo, Mozambique, in July 1998, and the Conference on Cooperation for the Development and Protection of the Marine and Coastal Environment in Sub-Saharan Africa, held in Cape Town,
South Africa, in December 1998, culminating in the Cape Town Declaration on an African Process for the Development and Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Cape Town Declaration set the stage and context for the second meeting of the Contracting Parties, which was convened to consider options and modalities for revitalizing the Nairobi Convention and the Convention for Cooperation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal
Environment of the West and Central African Region (Abidjan Convention).