Tentative calendar of meetings for 2017

Updated on 1 December 2016

UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS | INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY

 

UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS

 

Dates

Meeting 

[date to be determined]

Preparatory meeting for the third session of the Preparatory Committee established by General Assembly resolution 69/292: Development of 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

30 January to 17 March 2017

(seven weeks)

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

Forty-third session

·         30 January to 10 February (Subcommissions) (two weeks)

·         13 to 17 February (Plenary part) (one week)

·         20 February to 3 March (Subcommissions) (two weeks)

·         6 to 17 March (Plenary part) (two weeks)

·         10 March 2017 (10:00-13:00) - Open Meeting to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the Commission

15 to 16 February 2017

Preparatory meeting for the United Nations Conference to support implementation of  sustainable development goal 14:  Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

[date to be determined]

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

27 March to 7 April 2017

(two weeks)

Preparatory Committee established by General Assembly resolution 69/292: Development of 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 - third session

17 to 18 April 2017
(two 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 – eighth meeting

[date to be determined]

Preparatory meeting for the fourth session of the Preparatory Committee established by General Assembly resolution 69/292: Development of 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 to 19 May 2017

(one week)

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

5 to 9 June 2017

United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, coinciding with World Oceans Day (8 June)

12 to 16 June 2017

(one week)

Meeting of States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea - twenty-seventh meeting

10 to 21 July 2017
(two weeks)

Preparatory Committee established by General Assembly resolution 69/292: Development of 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 - fourth session

24 July to 8 September 2017

(seven weeks)

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

Forty-fourth session

·         24 July (Plenary part) (one day)

·         25 July -25 August (Subcommissions) (24 days)

·         28 to 31 August (Plenary part) (four days)

·         5 to 8 September (Subcommissions) (one week)

6 to 8 September 2017
(three 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 - ninth meeting

16 October to 1 December 2017

(seven weeks)

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

Forty-fifth session (Subcommissions only)

 

OTHER MEETINGS IN 2017

        2017: Tentative schedule for the informal consultations on the draft resolutions under agenda item “Oceans and the law of the sea” (Seventy-second session, 2017)

 

(a) Oceans and the law of the sea

 (b) Sustainable fisheries

First round

25 to 29 September 2017

(five days)

 

Second round

15 to 21 November 2017

(five days) 

7 to 14 November 2017

(six days)

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY

 

Dates

Meeting

20 February to 3 March 2017

31 July to 18 August 2017

Legal and Technical Commission (Kingston)

Twenty-third Session of the Authority (Kingston)