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.
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.
It is with deep sadness that the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf announces the demise of Rear Admiral Jair Alberto Ribas Marques (Brazil), a member of the Commission since he was first elected in 2012, on 18 July 2021.
The thirty-first Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was held at Headquarters from 21 to 25 June.
The thirty-first Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will convene at United Nations Headquarters from 21 to 25 June.