Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf to Hold Fifty-Third Session at Headquarters, 6 October-23 November

5 Oct

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fifty‑third session from 6 October to 23 November 2021.  This is the first session of the Commission convened since the onset of the COVID‑19 pandemic.  It will be held in‑person at United Nations Headquarters with the necessary risk‑mitigating measures in place.

Issuing Presidential Statement, Security Council Underlines Importance of Maritime Safety, Safeguarding Oceans for Legitimate Use

9 Aug

Maritime security is being undermined at an alarming pace by challenges around contested boundaries, the depletion of natural resources and armed attacks — from piracy to terrorism — senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today, as world leaders adopted a presidential statement outlining their concerns over the increasing frequency of such events.