Resolution on the Third Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment


CM/Res.1232 (L)



RESOLUTION ON THE THIRD SESSION OF THE AFRICAN MINISTERIAL

CONFERENCE ON THE ENVIRONMENT (ACTION)


The Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity, meeting in its Fiftieth Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 17 to 22 July, 1989,


Bearing in mind the significant role OAU played in the convening of the First African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), in Cairo, Egypt, from 16 to 18 December, 1988,


Noting the significance of the objectives of the Programme of Action for Technical Co-operation between African States, in an effort to promote environmentally sound sustainable development,


Considering further that Africa’s current economic crisis has deep-rooted environmental connections,


Having considered the Report of the Third Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN):


  1. APPRECIATES AMCEN’s efforts in addressing Africa’s environment problems in the context of a sound and lasting socio-economic development;


  1. ENCOURAGES AMCEN to intensify its efforts in meeting the environmental challenges currently facing the continent;


  1. APPEALS to OAU Member States to act on the decisions and recommendations of the Third Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, particularly the signing and ratification of the African Convention on Nature and Natural Resources;

  1. ENDORSES the recommendations, decisions and resolutions of the Third Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN);


  1. CALLS ON the Secretary-General of the OAU to make available to the Joint OAU/ECA/UNEP Secretariats, the human and financial resources needed to better serve the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment;


  1. CALLS UPON the Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity in collaboration with the Executive Secretary of ECA and the Executive Director of UNEP, to continue to co-operate with AMCEN.

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