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2014

Resolution A/RES/69/109 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments (provisionally available as A/69/L.30)

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Adopted without a vote on 9 December 2014

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2013

Resolution A/RES/68/70 - Oceans and the law of the sea

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Adopted by 115 votes to 1 with 2 abstentions on 9 December 2013

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Resolution A/RES/68/71 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

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Adopted without a vote on 9 December 2013

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2012

Resolution A/RES/67/78 - Oceans and the law of the sea

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Adopted by 125 votes to 1 with 4 abstentions on 11 December 2012

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Resolution A/RES/67/79 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

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Adopted without a vote on 11 December 2012

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Resolution A/RES/67/5 - Plenary meetings of the General Assembly on 10 and 11 December 2012 devoted to the consideration of the item entitled ôOceans and the law of the seaö and to the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

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Adopted without a vote on 14 November 2012

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2011

A/RES/66/231 - Oceans and the law of the sea 

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Adopted by 134 votes to 1, with 6 abstentions on 24 December 2011

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A/RES/66/68 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

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Adopted without a vote on 6 December 2011

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2010

A/RES/65/37B - Oceans and the law of the sea

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Adopted on 4 April 2011

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A/RES/65/37A - Oceans and the law of the sea

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Adopted by 123 votes to 1, with 2 abstentions on 7 December 2010

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A/RES/65/38 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

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Adopted without a vote on 7 December 2010

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2009

A/RES/64/71 - Oceans and the law of the sea

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Adopted by 120 votes to 1, with 3 abstentions on 4 December 2009

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A/RES/64/72 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

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Adopted without a vote on 4 December 2009

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2008

A/RES/63/111 - Oceans and the law of the sea

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Adopted by 155 votes to 1, with 4 abstentions on 5 December 2008

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A/RES/63/112 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

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Adopted without a vote on 5 December 2008

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2007

A/RES/62/215 Oceans and the law of the sea

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Adopted by 146 votes to 2, with 3 abstentions on 22 December 2007

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A/RES/62/177 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

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Adopted without a vote on 18 December 2007

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2006

A/RES/61/222 - Oceans and the law of the sea

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Adopted by 157 votes to 1, with 3 abstentions on 20 December 2006

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A/RES/61/105 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

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Adopted without a vote on 8 December 2006

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2005

A/RES/60/30 - Oceans and the Law of the Sea

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Adopted by 141 votes to 1, with 4 abstentions on 29 November 2005

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A/RES/60/31 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

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Adopted without a vote on 29 November 2005

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2004

A/RES/59/24 - Oceans and the Law of the Sea

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Adopted by 141 votes to 1, with 2 abstentions on 17 November 2004

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A/RES/59/25 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

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Adopted without a vote on 17 November 2004

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2003

A/RES/58/240 - Oceans and the Law of the Sea

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Adopted by 156 votes to 1, with 2 abstentions on 23 December 2003

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A/RES/58/14 - Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

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Adopted without a vote on 24 November 2003

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2002

A/RES/57/141 - Oceans and the Law of the Sea

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Adopted by 132 votes to 1, with 2 abstentions on 12 December 2002

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A/RES/57/142 - Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing, unauthorized fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and on the high seas/illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, fisheries by-catch and discards, and other developments

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Adopted without a vote on 12 December 2002

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A/RES/57/143 - Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

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Adopted without a vote on 12 December 2002

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A/RES/57/33 - Plenary meetings of the General Assembly on 9 and 10 December 2002 devoted to the consideration of the item entitled "Oceans and the law of the sea" and to the commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

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Adopted on 19 November 2002

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2001

A/RES/56/12 - Oceans and the Law of the Sea

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Adopted by 121 votes to 1, with 4 abstentions on 28 November 2001

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A/RES/56/13 - Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

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Adopted without a vote on 28 November 2001

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2000

A/RES/55/7 - Oceans and the Law of the Sea

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Adopted by143 votes to 2, with 4 abstentions on 30 October 2000

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A/RES/55/8 - Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing, unauthorized fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and on the high seas, fisheries by-catch and discards, and other developments

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Adopted by 103 votes, with 44 abstentions on 30 October 2000

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1999

A/RES/54/31 - Oceans and the Law of the Sea

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Adopted by 129 votes to 1, with 4 abstentions on 24 November 1999

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A/RES/54/32 - Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

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Adopted by consensus on 24 November 1999

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A/RES/54/33 - Results of the review by the Commission on Sustainable Development of the sectoral theme of "Oceans and seas": international coordination and cooperation

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Adopted by consensus on 24 November 1999

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1998

A/RES/53/32 - Oceans and Law of the Sea

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Adopted by 134 votes to 1, with 6 abstentions on 24 November 1998

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A/RES/53/33 - Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing; unauthorized fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and on the high seas, fisheries by-catch and discards, and other developments

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Adopted by consensus on 24 November 1998

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1997-1998

A/RES/52/251 - Agreement on Cooperation and Relationship between the United Nations and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

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Adopted by consensus on 8 September 1998

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A/RES/52/26 - Oceans and Law of the Sea

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Adopted  by 138 votes to 1, with 4 abstentions on 26 November 1997

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A/RES/52/27 - Agreement concerning the Relationship between the United Nations and the International Seabed Authority

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Adopted by consensus on 26 November 1997

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A/RES/52/28 - Agreement for the implementation of the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

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Adopted by consensus on 26 November 1997

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A/RES/52/29 - Large-scale pelagic driftnet fishing and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas; unauthorized fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas; and fisheries by-catch and discards and their impact on the sustainable use of the world's living marine resources

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Adopted by consensus on 26 November 1997

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1996

A/RES/51/34 - Law of the Sea

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Adopted  by 138 votes to 1, with 4 abstentions on 9 December 1996

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A/RES/51/35 - Agreement for the implementation of the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

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Adopted  by consensus on 9 December 1996

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A/RES/51/36 - Large-scale pelagic driftnet fishing and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas; unauthorized fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas; and fisheries by-catch and discards and their impact on the sustainable use of the world's living marine resources

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Adopted  by consensus on 9 December 1996

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1995

A/RES/50/23 - Law of the Sea

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Adopted  by 132 votes to 1, with 3 abstentions on 5 December 1995

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A/RES/50/24 - Agreement for the implementation of the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

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Adopted  by consensus on 5 December 1995

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A/RES/50/25 - Large-scale pelagic driftnet fishing and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas; unauthorized fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas; and fisheries by-catch and discards and their impact on the sustainable use of the world's living marine resources

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Adopted  by consensus on 5 December 1995

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1994

A/RES/49/28 - Law of the Sea

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Adopted  by 130 votes to 1, with 7 abstentions on 6 December 1994

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A/RES/49/121 - United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

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A/RES/49/116 - Unauthorized fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas

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Adopted by consensus on 19 December 1994

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A/RES/49/118 - Fisheries by-catch and discards and their impact on the sustainable use of the world's living marine resources

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Adopted by consensus on 19 December 1994

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Decision: 49/436 - Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas (see document A/INF/49/7)

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Adopted by consensus on 19 December 1994

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A/RES/48/263 - Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982

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Adopted on 28 July 1994by 121 votes to none, with 7 abstentions

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1993

A/RES/48/28 - Law of the Sea

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A/RES/48/194 - United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

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Decision: 48/445 - Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas (see document A/48/49)

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Adopted by consensus on 21 December 1993

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1992

A/RES/47/192 - United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

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Decision: 47/443 - Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas (see document A/47/49)

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Adopted by consensus on 22 December 1992

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1991

A/RES/46/215 - Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas

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Adopted by consensus on 20 December 1991

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1982

Resolution 37/66. Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea

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Adopted on 3 December 1982

 

 

 

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