30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

   

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Excerpts from General Assembly resolution 66/231 of 24 December 2011


Commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the Convention


245. Decides to devote two days of plenary meetings at its sixty-seventh session, on 10 and 11 December 2012, to the consideration of the item entitled "Oceans and the law of the sea" and the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the Convention, including special recognition of the crucial role played by Ambassador Arvid Pardo of Malta, and in particular his visionary speech delivered on 1 November 1967 before the General Assembly, leading to the adoption of the Convention, and encourages Member States and observers to be represented at the highest possible level;

246. Invites States Parties to the Convention to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the Convention at their twenty-second meeting;

247. Welcomes the decision of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority to convene a special meeting during its eighteenth session to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the Convention;

248. Requests the Secretary-General to organize, as appropriate, activities to mark this occasion, and invites States, United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and other relevant bodies, in accordance with the practices of the United Nations, to support these activities, as appropriate;


Letter from the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs to Permanent Representatives in New York

Prepared by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations.

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