Objectives: To promote and expedite the economic, cultural and social diversify their co-operation with the EEC States. Summary of provisions: The main areas of co-operation between the EEC and ACP States covered by the Convention are agriculture, development of fisheries, mining, and drought and desertification control. Parties agree that their co-operation entails mutual responsibility for the preservation of the natural heritage and for conservation of the natural resources of ACP States (art. 14). Economic growth is to be compatible with sustainable development. Parties further agree to co-operate with a view to protecting and enhancing the environment and natural resources of the ACP States, halting the deterioration of land and forests, restoring ecological balances, preserving natural resources and exploiting them in a rational way (art. 33). Parties also undertake to, inter alia, prohibit all export and import of hazardous and radioactive wastes between them (art. 39). Institutional mechanism: The institutions of this Convention are a Council of Ministers, a Committee of Ambassadors and a Joint Assembly (art. 29).