International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)

Initiative internationale pour les récifs coralliens

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Established 1994, by 8 governments: Australia; France; Japan; Jamaica; Philippines; Sweden; UK; USA. Announced at First Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dec 1994, and at the high level segment of the Intersessional Meeting of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, Apr 1995.


Encourage the adoption of best practice in sustainable management of coral reefs and associated ecosystems; build capacity; raise awareness at all levels on the plight of coral reefs around the world.


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General Meeting of Members (at least annual). Coordination and Planning Committee (CPC), is the advisory body, meeting twice a year and comprising representatives from the founding countries, multilateral banks, international agencies, NGOs, scientific bodies, the private sector, one representative from each ICRI region (usually the coordinator at the UNEP Regional Seas Office) and at least one representative of one other country from that region. Includes F-XF4038 - Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN). International Secretariat co-chaired by UK and Seychelles.


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GOAL 14: Life Below Water



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