The United Nations Environment Programme states that the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) contained no specific article on marine and coastal biodiversity. Instead the 1995 Conference of the Parties dealt with these issues in two decisions. One (II10) was a policy decision now known as the Jakarta Mandate on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity containing basic principles and thematic areas. These provisions were to be implemented through a multi-year programme of work described in the second decision (IV5). It was adopted in November 1995.