Oceans and Law of the Sea

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines:
Submissions to the Commission
: Submission by the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

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Updated on 03 May 2011

On 7 May 2009, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, information on the limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured in respect of the North Area (VNM-N).

It is noted that the Convention entered into force for Viet Nam on 16 November 1994.

According to the submitting State, this is a partial submission and "the partial submission in respect of Viet Nam's extended continental shelf 'Central Area (VNM-C)' shall be made later."

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Commission, a communication is being 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 partial submission, including all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.

The consideration of the partial submission made by Viet Nam will be included in the provisional agenda of the twenty-fourth session of the Commission to be held in New York from 10 August to 11 September 2009.

Upon completion of the consideration of the submission, the Commission will make recommendations pursuant to Article 76 of the Convention.

 

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Continental Shelf Notification English | Français
Executive summary English

Communications received with regard to the submission made by Viet Nam to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

China

Communication dated 7 May 2009: Chinese | English

Viet Nam

Communication dated 8 May 2009: English

Philippines

Communication dated 4 August 2009: English

Viet Nam

Communication dated 18 August 2009: English

Philippines

Communication dated 5 April 2011: English

China

Communication dated 14 April 2011: Chinese|English

Viet Nam

Communication dated 3 May 2011: English

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