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ARTICLE 12 -- INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION:

This article was originally bracketed when the G-77 proposed it in New York (then Article 14 bis). The EU, the US and Canada felt it was superfluous since the entire Convention is about international cooperation. In the end, they agreed to remove the brackets and the article states that the international community should cooperate in the implementation of the Convention, especially in fields of technology transfer, scientific research and development, information collection and dissemination and financial resources.