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Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into AFRICA and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa Entry into force - Tue, 21 April 1998 The Bamako Convention is a treaty of African nations prohibiting the import into Africa of any hazardous (including radioactive) waste.

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Convention for the Protection, Management and development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African region (The Nairobi Convention) The Nairobi Convention-Wed, 29 May 199 Objectives: To strictly regulate the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes to and within Africa. Summary of provisions: The scope of the Convention is confined to hazardous wastes, though not wastes from ship discharges covered by another Convention. Hazardous substances banned, cancelled or refused registration by government regulatory action for health or environmental reasons, are defined as hazardous wastes under the Convention. Radioactive wastes are covered also by the Convention (art. 2). Parties agree to enact legislation identifying and categorising hazardous wastes not already listed in the Convention (art. 3).

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The Convention for the Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region Abidjan Convention - Sat, 04 August 1984 The convention provides an important framework through which national policy makers and resource managers implement national control measures in the protection and development of the marine and coastal environment of the WACAF Region (West and Central African Region)

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The Lusaka Agreement on Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora (Lusaka Agreement) Entry into force: 10 Dec 1996 The Lusaka Agreement on Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora (hereinafter referred to as the Lusaka Agreement or the Agreement) is the only existing practically oriented co-operative enforcement instrument assisting the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and other biodiversity related agreements at regional level. The scope of application of the Agreement is the African region. The main objective of the Agreement is for the parties to undertake activities intended to reduce and ultimately eliminate illegal trade in wild fauna and flora.

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The Focal Point for all these at UN Environment is Ms. Kanako Hasegawa