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

 

 

Background information

 

In its resolution 69/292 of 19 June 2015, the General Assembly decided to develop an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.

 

To that end, it decided to establish, prior to holding an intergovernmental conference, a Preparatory Committee, to make substantive recommendations to the General Assembly on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument under UNCLOS, taking into account the various reports of the Co-Chairs on the work of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction. 

 

 

Meetings of the Preparatory Committee and secretariat

 

The Preparatory Committee will start its work in 2016 and, by the end of 2017, report to the Assembly on its progress.   

 

Secretariat services are provided by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations (doalos@un.org).

 

 

Documents for the Preparatory Committee

 

 



 

 

Trust Fund

A special voluntary trust fund was established pursuant to resolution 69/292 for the purpose of assisting developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States, in attending the meetings of the Preparatory Committee and the intergovernmental conference.

 

 

Additional information

 

Views submitted to the Chair, H.E. Mr. Eden Charles of Trinidad and Tobago, by delegations on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument under UNCLOS

 

Other relevant information relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction

 

Indicative list of global treaties

 

 


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