Speakers Call for Greater Participation in Developing New Oceans Treaty on Sharing Marine Resources, as Intergovernmental Conference Concludes Fourth Session

18 Mar

As the Intergovernmental Conference, tasked with drafting a legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity; concluded its fourth session today, delegates stressed the need to facilitate greater participation in the next session to allow all countries and communities to have a say in how marine resources existing outside of national jurisdiction should be shared.

Intergovernmental Conference on Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity to Hold Fourth Session at United Nations Headquarters, 7-16 March

7 Mar

The Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction will hold its fourth session from 7 to 18 March.

Deputy Secretary-General, at United Nations Environment Assembly Event, Applauds Progress towards Legally Binding Instrument on Plastic Pollution

2 Mar

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the United Nations Environment Assembly flagship side event: “Steps of a participatory approach towards a new global agreement on marine litter and plastic pollution (Nature for human and ecosystems health)”, in Nairobi today:

General Assembly Adopts 51 Resolutions, 13 Decisions Forwarded by Fourth, Sixth Committees

9 Dec

Acting on the recommendations of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) and Sixth Committee (Legal), the General Assembly today adopted a total of 51 resolutions and 13 decisions on items ranging from decolonization to the power, study and dissemination of international law.

Calling for Global Action, General Assembly Speakers Stress Law of Sea Convention Must Be Used to Protect Oceans, Coastal Nations, Marine Resources

7 Dec

As the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea approaches its fortieth anniversary next December, delegates at the General Assembly today laid out the urgency of using the international treaty to sustain the oceans, protect marine resources and shield communities facing rising sea levels.

Resumed Thirty-First Meeting of States Parties to United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea to Be Held on 8 December

3 Dec

The resumed thirty-first Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will be held at Headquarters on 8 December 2021 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., for the purpose of filling one vacant seat in the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf allocated to the members of the Commission from Latin American and Caribbean States.