ABMT Review Mechanism
Suggestion 1: Decision making body to regularly review[edit | edit source]
In keeping under review the implementation of the agreement, the decision making body includes a regular review of area-based management measures taken by States Parties, competent international organizations and other bodies, and the status of the development of a system of MPAs, with a view to developing recommendations for improving their effectiveness, coherence and sufficiency.
References: UNGA Res. A/61/105 para 91 (reporting on actions taken by States and RFMOs)
Suggestion 2: Scientific body tasked to perform the review and provide recommendations to decision making body[edit | edit source]
A subsidiary body (e.g. scientific committee) is charged with the provision of advice and formulation of recommendations to the Parties in connection with implementation of the agreement, including on:
- The status of area-based management measures adopted by competent international bodies pursuant to this agreement
- The effectiveness of the measures taken pursuant to this agreement
- The need to update, strengthen or otherwise improve such measures
- The need for additional measures
Suggestion 3: Competent international organizations invited to respond to the recommendations[edit | edit source]
Decision-making body invites States Parties and competent international organizations to respond to the recommendations within a specified time (e.g. 2 years) and to report on their progress annually.