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What is a Convention or Multi-lateral Agreement?
A convention is a legally binding international treaty that may be ratified/ endorsed by member states. Conventions are aimed at collectively addressing specific issues by a number of member states.
The following Environmental Conventions have been signed and ratified by the Government of Zimbabwe?
The CITES Convention
CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora also known as the Washington Convention) is a multilateral treaty that was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of the international Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The convention was opened for signature in 1973 but came into force on 1 July, 1975. Recognising that wild flora and fauna in their many beautiful and varied forms are an irreplaceable part of natural systems of the earth which must be protected for this and the generations to come, its aim was to: