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3) that many UN agencies, especially FAO, WHO, IAEA and many others, cooperate with UNEP on development and implementation of its Regional Seas Programme. However, one should pay particular attention to activities of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution (GESAMP) from IMO, FAO, UNESCO, WMO, WHO, IAEA, UN and UNEP. 29: An Approach to Marine Pollution Prevention. 27), which will examine the long-term ecological consequences of low-level contamination of the marine environment.

10 South Asian Seas Five national reports on Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as well as the regional report on the state of the marine and coastal environmental problems of the South Asian countries have been completed and published by UNEP. The meeting of experts on the South Asian Seas Regional Programme was rescheduled for 1 to 5 December 1986 in Bangkok, with a view to considering the legal, institutional and financial aspects of the action plan in the area. The meeting adopted a draft Action Plan which envisages, inter alia, the following: • strengthening of national capabilities to prevent, control and combat marine pollution and of; • cooperation in implementing and enforcing relevant international agreements; • strengthening of national capabilities and cooperation in responding to marine pollution emergencies which pose a significant threat of pollution to the marine and coastal environment.

Draft recommendations are being prepared for several harmful substances and for discharges from urban and agricultural areas, as well as for discharges from the pulp and paper industry. The Commission adopted three recommendations concerning land-based pollution: • • • measures aimed at the reduction of discharges from urban areas by the use of effective methods in waste water management; measures to reduce pollution by agricultural pesticides; environmental monitoring of radioactive substances.

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