Oceans and Law of the Sea

Oceans and Law of the Sea

13 October 2017
SEA/2063

NEW YORK, 13 October (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-fifth session from 16 October to 1 December.

20 September 2017
DSG/SM/1091-ENV/DEV/1810-SEA/2062

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Sustainable Management of Ocean Resources, in New York today:

12 September 2017
SG/A/1758-BIO/5010*-SEA/2061

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Peter Thomson of Fiji as his Special Envoy for the Ocean, aiming at galvanizing concerted efforts to follow up on the outcomes of the United Nations Ocean Conference in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, maintaining the momentum for action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

11 September 2017
SEA/2060

NEW YORK, 11 September (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-fourth session at United Nations Headquarters from 24 July to 8 September 2017.

25 July 2017
SEA/2059

NEW YORK, 25 July (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — On 24 July, the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held the first plenary meeting of its forty-fourth session, held from 24 July to 8 September.

19 July 2017
SEA/2058

NEW YORK, 19 July (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-fourth session from 24 July to 8 September.

20 June 2017
SEA/2057

NEW YORK, 20 June (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The twenty-seventh Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was held at United Nations Headquarters from 12 to 15 June, finishing its work one day early.

9 June 2017
SEA/2056

The inaugural United Nations Ocean Conference concluded at Headquarters today, with Heads of State and Government and high-level representatives adopting a “Call for Action” to conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans.

8 June 2017
SG/SM/18558-OBV/1729-SEA/2054

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Oceans Day, observed today:

8 June 2017
SEA/2055

NEW YORK, 8 June (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The twenty-seventh Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will be held at Headquarters from 12 to 16 June.

8 June 2017
SEA/2053

The Ocean Conference dedicated its penultimate day to commemorating World Oceans Day, with speakers in the General Assembly Hall emphasizing the need for immediate collective action to turn the tide on marine degradation and place oceans at the centre of sustainable development for future generations.

7 June 2017
SEA/2052

Speakers in the United Nations Ocean Conference today tackled ways to combat illegal fishing practices that were destroying vital marine habitats, as well as eliminate the $35 billion in harmful subsidies that had led to overfishing, distorted markets and chronic mismanagement of the world’s fisheries.

6 June 2017
SEA/2051

Speakers emphasized the urgency of expanding protected coastal and marine areas — one of the targets of Goal 14 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — as well as tackling the problem of ocean acidification during partnership dialogues on the second day of the United Nations Ocean Conference.

5 June 2017
SEA/2049

The inaugural United Nations Ocean Conference opened today with a call for urgent action to improve the health of the world’s seas, now in peril after decades of pollution, overfishing and the unattended effects of climate change that were decimating marine life, and in turn, livelihoods.

5 June 2017
SG/SM/18553-SEA/2050

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ “Turning the Tide” opening remarks to the Ocean Conference in New York today:

21 March 2017
SEA/2048

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-third session at United Nations Headquarters from 30 January to 17 March.

6 March 2017
SEA/2046

NEW YORK, 6 March — (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — Maria Emilynda Jeddahlyn Pia Benosa of the Philippines has been awarded the 2017 Hamilton Shirley Amerasinghe Fellowship on the Law of the Sea.  Viviana Gutierrez Delgado was selected as an alternate in case Ms. Benosa is unable to accept the Fellowship.

6 March 2017
SEA/2047

NEW YORK, 6 March (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold an open meeting on 10 March to mark 20 years since it was established.

30 January 2017
SEA/2045

NEW YORK, 30 January (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-third session from 30 January to 17 March.

6 December 2016
SEA/2044

NEW YORK, 6 December (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-second session at United Nations Headquarters from 17 October to 2 December 2016.