III. National and Sub-Regional Action Programmes:
of national action programmes received support from many
delegates. Germany said that procedures for the elaboration of
national and regional action programmes should be the centerpiece
of the Convention. Japan, Algeria, Benin and Iran mentioned the
need to assist parties to submit national
action plans at the Conference of Parties.
Botswana said that the preparation of National Action Plans
should be articulated in the Convention, and Poland advocated a
flexible approach to both regional and national action plans.