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Abidjan Convention for Co-operation in the protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region

Short title: Abidjan Convention
Year adopted: 1981
Year entered into force : 5 August 1984

Contracting Parties (23): Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Congo, South Africa.

Ratified by: Cameroon, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo

Status of Ratification

Parties Date of signature Date of deposit of instruments Date of entry into force
Angola - - - -
Benin 23 Mar. 1981 - - -
Cameroon - Accession 1 Mar. 1983 5 Aug. 1984
Cape Verde - - - -
Congo 23 Mar. 1981 Ratification 19 Dec. 1987 19 Feb. 1983
Côte d'Ivoire 23 Mar. 1981 Ratification 15 Jan. 1982 5 Aug. 1984
Democratic Republic of Congo - - - -
Equatorial Guinea - - - -
Gabon - Accession 13 Dec. 1988 11 Feb. 1989
Gambia 23 Mar. 1981 Ratification 6 Dec. 1984 5 Feb. 1985
Ghana 23 Mar. 1981 Ratification 20 July 1989 18 Sep. 1989
Guinea 23 Mar. 1981 Ratification 4 Mar. 1982 5 Aug. 1984
Guinea-Bissau - - - -
Liberia 23 Mar. 1981 - - -
Mauritania 22 June 1981 - - -
Namibia - - - -
Nigeria 23 Mar. 1981 Ratification 6 June 1984 5 Aug. 1984
Sao Tome & Principe - - - -
Senegal 23 Mar. 1981 Ratification 10 May 1983 5 Aug. 1984
Sierra Leone - - - -
Togo 23 Mar. 1981 Ratification 16 Nov. 1983 5 Aug. 1984
South Africa 5 Nov. 2002 Ratification 5 Nov. 2002 6 Jan. 2003

Depository state: Cote d'Ivoire

Link to full text Abidjan Convention:
http://hq.unep.org/easternafrica/AbidjanConvention.cfm

 

Action Plan for the protection and Development of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the West and Central African Region

Year adopted: 1981
Year entered into force: 5 August 1984
Participating Countries: (22) - Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Congo and South Africa

Link to full text of the Action Plan in downloadable format:
http://unep.org/AbidjanConvention/docs/Action_Plan_English.pdf

 

Protocol Concerning Co-operation in Combating Pollution in Cases of Emergency

Year adopted: 1981
Year entered into force: 5 August 1984
Year revised: to come
Parties (number, list): to come

Link to full text Abidjan Protocol:
http://hq.unep.org/easternafrica/AbidjanConvention.cfm#protocol


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