III. MANAGEMENT OF WASTES:
The special vulnerability of SIDS
to waste management problems was highlighted, particularly in view
of reduced land surface in these countries. Paragraph 21 on the
transboundary movement of toxic and hazardous wastes remains
bracketed. The problem is the reference to the passage of ships
carrying toxic and hazardous wastes and chemicals and radioactive
materials through the seas of small islands.
Paragraphs (iv) and (v) in the section on International Action were
amended to contain appropriate reference to conventions and other
arrangement dealing with marine pollution, in particular land-based
sources. The two paragraphs were also amended to support measures
to assist SIDS in improving their capacity for negotiation,
follow-up and implementation of international conventions.