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Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf to Meet at Headquarters
From 27 January to 14 March
NEW YORK, 23 January 2014 (United Nations, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its thirty-fourth session from 27 January to 14 March.
The two plenary parts of the session will be held from 10 to 14 February and from 10 to 14 March, while the remainder of the time will be devoted to the technical examination of submissions at the Geographic Information Systems laboratories and other technical facilities of the Division.
There are currently nine subcommissions actively considering the submissions made by the Russian Federation in respect of the Sea of Okhotsk (partial revised submission); Uruguay and the Cook Islands concerning the Manihiki Plateau; Argentina; Ghana; Iceland in respect of the ∆gir Basin area and in the western and southern parts of Reykjanes Ridge; Denmark in the area north of the Faroe Islands; Pakistan; and Norway in respect of BouvetÝya and Dronning Maud Land.
The Commission has invited the following States to make formal presentations of their submissions during the plenary parts of the session:† Sri Lanka; Denmark in respect of the Southern Continental Shelf of Greenland; Nicaragua in the south-western part of the Caribbean Sea; and the Federated States of Micronesia in respect of the Eauripik Rise.
As required under the Commissionís Rules of Procedure, the executive summaries of all the submissions, including all charts and coordinates, have been made public by the Secretary-General through continental shelf notifications circulated to Member States of the United Nations, as well as States parties to the Convention on the Law of the Sea.† They are available on the Divisionís website at www.un.org/Depts/los/clcs_new/clcs_home.htm, where the summaries of 18 recommendations thus far adopted by the Commission can also be found.
For additional information on the Commissionís work, please visit http://www.un.org/depts/los/index.htm.
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