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Abidjan Convention Protocols

The Conference of Plenipotentiaries on Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region in Abidjan from 16th to 23rd March 1981.

The conference adopted, an action plan for the West and Central African Region and two legal agreements :

  • The Convention for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region ;
  • The Protocol concerning Co-operation in combating pollution in cases of emergency

As at 1 October 1981, the legal agreements have been signed by twelve coastal States of the Region.The Government of the Ivory Coast has been designated as the Depositary for the Convention and Protocol. UNEP has been designated as the secretariat of the Convention and Protocol.

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution in Cases of Emergency in the Western and Central African Region

Year adopted: 1985
Year entered into force: 30 May 1996

Additionnal Protocol to the Abidjan Convention Concerning Cooperation in the Protection and Development of Marine and Coastal Environment from Land-Based Sources and Activities in the Western, Central and Southern African Region

On June 22, 2012, the Protocol concerning the Cooperation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment from Land-Based Sources and the Activities (LBSA) in the Western, Central and Southern Africa Region was signed and officially adopted by the Contracted Parties, in Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast.

LBSA Protocol-Adopted

Protocole LBSA adopté