ARTICLE 19 -- CAPACITY BUILDING, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS:
Most of this lengthy Article had been agreed upon at
INCD-4. The first paragraph lists eleven capacity building
activities. Only sub-paragraph 1(f) -- the provision of appropriate
training and technology in the use of alternative energy sources,
particularly renewable energy resources -- remained bracketed at
the insistence of Saudi Arabia. After consultations, the Saudis
agreed to retain the sub-paragraph in the text.
The second paragraph addresses an interdisciplinary review of
available capacity and facilities at the local and national levels.
Paragraph 3 lists six types of public awareness and educational
programmes. Paragraph 4, the result of a fragile compromise between
developed and developing countries, addresses the establishment
and/or strengthening of regional education and training centres.