Calendar of meetings for 2018

Updated on 26 February 2018

UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS | INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY

 

UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS

 

Dates

Meeting 

29 January to 16 March 2018 (seven weeks)

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

Forty-sixth session

·         29 January to 2 February (Subcommissions) (one week)

·         5 to 9 February (Plenary part) (one week)

·         12 February to 2 March (Subcommissions) (three weeks)

·         5 to 9 March (Plenary part) (one week)

·         12 to 16 March (Subcommissions) (one week)


28 February and 1 March 2018
(2 days)

Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects – 10th meeting


19 March 2018

Preparatory meeting for the nineteenth meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea


16 to 18 April 2018
(three days)

Organizational session of 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


22 and 23 May 2018

Informal Consultations of States Parties to the UN Fish Stocks Agreement (ICSP/13) - 13th round


11 to 14 June 2018
(four days)

Meeting of States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea – 28th meeting


18 to 22 June 2018
(one week)

United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea – 19th meeting


16 July to 31 August 2018
(seven weeks)

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Forty-seventh session

·         16 July to 3 August (Subcommissions) (three weeks)

·         6 to 10 August (Plenary part) (one week)

·         13 to 24 August (Subcommissions) (two weeks)

·         27 to 31 August (Plenary part) (one week)


23 and 24 Aug 2018

Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects – 11th meeting


4 to 17 Sept 2018
(10 days)

First session of 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


15 October to 30 Nov 2018
(seven weeks)

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Forty-eighth session (Subcommissions only)

 

OTHER MEETINGS IN 2018

        2018: Tentative schedule for the informal consultations on the draft resolutions under agenda item “Oceans and the law of the sea” (Seventy-third session, 2018)

 

(a) Oceans and the law of the sea

 (b) Sustainable fisheries

First round
1 to 4 October 2018
(four days)

 

Second round
14 to 20 November 2018
(five days)

6 to 13 November 2018

(six days)

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY

 

Dates

Meeting

5 to 9 March 2018
12 to 23 March 2018
2 to 13 July 2018
16 to 20 July 2018

Council (24th session)
Legal and Technical Commission – first part
Legal and Technical Commission – second part
Council (24th session)