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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) was reached on May 9, 1992 at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, and was open to signatures during the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development in June 1992. The convention entered into force on March 21, 1994 and now has 194 contracting parties.

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United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD)is an agreement reached in Paris on June 17, 1994 by The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee after five meetings, and was open to signature on October 14-15 in the same year in Paris. The convention entered into force on December 26, 1996, and now has 189 contracting parties.

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Ramsar, 2 February 1971

- Protocol, Paris, 3 December 1982

- Amendments to Articles 6 et 7 of the Convention, 28 May 1987

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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a multilateral agreement between governments regulating and controlling the trade in wild animals and plants. The convention was signed on March 3, 1973 in Washington DC, and was open to signatures in Berne before December 31, 1973, and became effective on July 1, 1975. The secretariat is in Geneva, Switzerland, and it now has 145 member states.

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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was signed by government leaders from more than 150 countries during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, and became effective on December 29, 1993. It has 188 contracting parties.

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