Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the
Submissions to the Commission:
Joint submission by the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New
Guinea and the Solomon Islands
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on 20 August 2009
On 5 May
2009, the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon
Islands submitted jointly 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
concerning the Ontong Java Plateau.
It is noted that the Convention
entered into force for
the Federated States of Micronesia on 16 November 1994, for Papua New Guinea on
13 February 1997 and for Solomon Islands
on 23 July 1997.
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 joint submission, including
all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.
The consideration of the joint submission
made by the three coastal States 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
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
The designations employed in the submissions, including description of the
areas, are as contained in the communications from submitting States or in the
executive summaries. Their listing on this web site and the presentation of
material do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of
the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any
country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the
delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.