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Ratification by LAC Nations of Key Regional and Global Agreements
 
To find the current status of LAC ratifications of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), check this page of The Temas Blog.
 
We also have a handy single LAC ratification status chart covering the following international instruments:

The Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes, as well as its Protocol on
    Liability and Compensation and the so-called “Basel Ban Amendment”
 
The Convention on Biological Diversity and its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS).
 
The Montreal Protocol on the Control of Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and its 1990 (London),
    1992 (Copenhagen), 1997 (Montreal) and 1999 (Beijing) amendments.
 
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Compounds (POPs)
 
The Rotterdam Convention on The Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure For Certain Hazardous Chemicals
    and Pesticides In International Trade
 
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol
 
The 1978 Protocol to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MAPROL 73/78),
    and of its Anexes III (Packaged Chemicals), IV (Ship Sewage), V (Garbage) & VI (air pollution).
 
The Cartagena Convention for the Protection & Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider
    Caribbean Region, and its Protocols Concerning Cooperation in Combating Oil Spills, Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities ("LBS Protocol"), and Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife ("SPAW Protocol").
 
The UN Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification (CCD).
 
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat.
 
The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
 
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).
 
If you are interested in reading the official text of any of these agreements, you can find links to them all by clicking here.

To access the latest update of our handy ratification chart, click here
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