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Agreement Establishing The Caribbean Environmental Health Institute.

Common Name: Agreement establishing CEHI


This Agreement provides for the establishment of the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute, the objectives of the which are to provide technical and advisory services to member states in all areas of environmental management, to keep inventories of training programmes in related disciplines, regional experts and to promote and collaborate in planning workshops and on-the-job training in member states, to act as a regional reference centre for the collection and dissemination of technical and scientific information, a focal point for various environmental monitoring networks for the collection and dissemination of environmental data, to promote and co-ordinate applied research relevant to the environmental problems of the Caribbean region or as identified by Member States, and to promote the activities which will facilitate the implementation of the Environmental Health Strategy, among other objectives.

Date opened for Signature: 1980/07/10

Date of ratification

Antigua (March 6, 1989) Barbados (March 11, 1982) Belize (November 26, 1982) British Virgin Islands (December 1, 1982) Dominica (November 26, 1982) Grenada (October 14, 1982) Guyana (August 27, 1987) Jamaica (August 31, 1988) Montserrat (March 16, 1982) St. Kitts/Nevis (May 14, 1982) St. Lucia (May 11, 1982) St. Vincent and the Grenadines (December 18, 1986) Trinidad and Tobago (January 11, 1989) Turks and Caicos (November 29, 1982)

Entry into Force:

According to Article 21, this Agreement shall enter into force by the deposit of Instruments of Ratification in accordance with Article 20 by six (6) of the States listed in the Annex including any three out of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago and three out of the remaining States listed in the Annex. Entered into force on August 31, 1988.