Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Information and Training Centre - Wider Caribbean (REMPEITC-Carib)

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Established on a provisional basis, by decision, at 7th Intergovernmental Meeting of the Action Plan and the Fourth Meeting of the Contracting Parties of the Cartagena Convention and Protocols, and the 4th Meeting of T-XT8350 - Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention) and protocols. Establishment follows requests in the early nineties by the Regional Island States and Territories that B-XB1117 - International Maritime Organization (IMO) support and establish a regional centre to achieve the goal of oil spill preparedness and to promote cooperation, training and exercises. It was also requested, Mar 1994, Curaçao, during the IMO/IPIECA Conference, to consolidate the then 10-year existence of the IMO Consultant on oil pollution preparedness in Puerto Rico, and to have a Regional Maritime Pollution Emergency Information and Training Center for the Wider Caribbean Region. enhance and promote direct regional cooperation in reference to T-XT9045 - International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness Response and Cooperation (OPRC). Centre opened, 15 Jun 1995, within the framework of E-XE4545 - Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP), coming within E-XE4161 - UNEP, and with the support of the governments of Neth Antilles, Netherlands and USA. Hosted by the government of Curaçao.


Assist countries in the Wider Caribbean Region to prevent and respond to pollution in the marine environment.


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'MOU Partner Meeting'. Steering Committee of Partners to the Memorandum of Understanding. Senior Consultants (2); expert consultants on marine environment, port safety and security; regional training instructors.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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