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Partners

Indigenous to southern and eastern Asia, the semi-woody vine Kudzu was first introduced to the United States as an ornamental vine as well as to control soil erosion. It spread rapidly in the South-eastern US leading to the loss of valuable crop land, and damage to telephone and power lines.
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The following organizations and bodies are key partners in the implementation of Article 8(h) of the Convention and associated decisions of the Conference of the Parties:


IMO

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) oversees and supports the implementation of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments which aims to prevent, minimize and ultimately eliminate the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens through the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme