From the document:
The world communityís growing commitment to sustainable development inspired the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Convention represents a dramatic step forward in the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and adequate sharing of benefits arising from the use of biological resources. The Convention was opened for signature on 5 June 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio "Earth Summit"). The Commonwealth of The Bahamas (The Bahamas) was among the first of the Small Island Developing States to become a signatory State, ratifying the Convention in September, 1994...This Strategy and Action Plan is intended to help The Bahamas meet these obligations.