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The Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention held the First Negotiations Meeting on the ICZM Protocol on 23-24 September, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa.
After the negotiations, a number of issues and definitions remained unresolved including, but not limited to: Geographical Coverage (protocol area), Objectives of the ICZM, ICZM instruments, Conservation and Rehabilitation of Coastal Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Landscapes, and Disaster Risk Management.