Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the
Submissions to the Commission:
Joint submission by Tuvalu, France and New Zealand (Tokelau)
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on 18 December 2012
On 7 December
2012, Tuvalu, France and New Zealand (Tokelau) jointly submitted to the
Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article
76, paragraph 8, of the Convention, information on the limits of the continental
shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the
territorial seas of the three coastal States is measured in the area of the
It is noted that
the Convention entered into force for Tuvalu on 8 January 2003, for France on 11
May 1996, and for New Zealand on 18 August 1996.
The note verbale
accompanying the submission states that “[t]he Submission also represents a
partial submission in respect of a portion only of the continental shelf of
France and of New Zealand that lies beyond 200 nautical miles from their
baselines from which the breadth of their respective territorial seas are
with the Rules of Procedure of the Commission, a communication was circulated to
all Member States of the United Nations, as well as States Parties to the
Convention, in order to make public the executive summary of the joint
Submission, including all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.
The consideration of the joint
Submission made by Tuvalu, France and New Zealand (Tokealu) will be included in
the provisional agenda of the thirty-second session of the Commission to be held
in New York from 15 July to 30 August 2013.
Upon completion of the consideration
of the joint Submission, the Commission will issue recommendations pursuant to
Article 76 of the Convention.
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Continental Shelf Notification
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