Calendar of meetings for 2016

Updated on 13 April 2016

UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS | INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY

 

UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS

 

Dates

Meeting 

15 January 2016

(1 day)

Resumed twenty-fifth Meeting of States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

1 February to

18 March 2016

(7 weeks)

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

Fortieth session

 

1 to 5 February 2016 (Subcommissions) (one week)

 

8 to 12 February 2016 (Plenary part) (one week)

 

16 February to 4 March 2016 (Subcommissions) (three weeks)

 

7 to 11 March 2016 (Plenary part) (one week)

 

14 to 18 March 2016 (Subcommissions) (one week)

21 March 2016

Preparatory meeting: Seventeenth meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

22 to 23 March 2016

(2 days)

Informal consultations of States Parties to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement, Twelfth round

28 March to 8 April 2016

(2 weeks)

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

First session

Dates to be determined

Preparatory meeting(s) of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects

23 to 27 May 2016

(1 week)

Resumed Review Conference on the 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

13 to 17 June 2016

(1 week)

United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

Seventeenth meeting

20 to 24 June 2016

(1 week)

Meeting of States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Twenty-sixth Meeting

11 July to

26 August 2016

(7 weeks)

 

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

Forty-first session

 

11 to 15 July 2016 (Subcommissions) (one week)

 

18 to 22 July 2016 (Plenary part) (one week)

 

25 July to 12 August 2016 (Subcommissions) (three weeks)

 

15 to 19 August 2016 (Plenary part) (one week)

 

22 to 26 August 2016 (Subcommissions) (one week)

1 to 2 August 2016

(2 days)

Workshop to discuss implementation of paragraphs 113, 117 and 119 to 124 of resolution 64/72 and paragraphs 121, 126, 129, 130 and 132 to 134 of resolution 66/68 on sustainable fisheries, addressing the impacts of bottom fishing on vulnerable marine ecosystems and the long-term sustainability of deep-sea fish stocks
(Workshop on General Assembly resolution relating to the impacts of bottom fishing)

3 to 9 August 2016

(5 days)

Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socioeconomic aspects

Seventh meeting

26 August to 9 September 2016

(2 weeks)

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

Second session

17 October to 2 December 2016

(7 weeks)

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

Forty-second session (Subcommissions only)

 

OTHER MEETINGS IN 2016

        2016: Tentative schedule for the informal consultations on the draft resolutions under agenda item “Oceans and the law of the sea” (Seventy-first session, 2016)

 

(a) Oceans and the law of the sea

 (b) Sustainable fisheries

First round

26 to 30 September 2016

(5 days)

 

Second round

16 to 22 November 2016

(5 days)

 

 

7 to 15 November 2016

(7 days))

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY

 

Dates

Meeting

22 February to 4 March 2016

4-22 July 2016

Legal and Technical Commission (Kingston)

Twenty-second Session of the Authority (Kingston)