Background Release

Background Release

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.

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.

22 June 2017
SG/SM/18586-SC/12885

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

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.

12 May 2017
GA/COL/3306

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2017 Caribbean Regional Seminar in Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, from 16 to 18 May with a view to accelerating action in implementation of the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2011-2020).

21 April 2017
HR/5350

More than 1,000 indigenous participants from all over the world will be at United Nations Headquarters from 24 April to 5 May to attend the sixteenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

22 March 2017
DC/3689

NEW YORK, 22 March (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/258, the United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination, will convene its first substantive session from 27 to 31 March at United Nations Headquarters.

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.

30 January 2017
GA/PAL/1381

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene the United Nations Round Table on the Question of Palestine at the Holiday Inn–Convention Centre in Managua, Nicaragua, on 4 February.

14 October 2016
SEA/2043

NEW YORK, 14 October (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-second session from 17 October to 2 December.

23 September 2016
GA/11830-DC/3660

The third annual International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Tests will be observed on 26 September at United Nations Headquarters. 

21 September 2016
SG/SM/18111-WOM/2087

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message at the “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” event, in New York today:

29 July 2016
SEA/2040

NEW YORK, 29 July (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — A multi-stakeholder workshop to be held at United Nations Headquarters on 1 and 2 August under the auspices of the General Assembly will consider how the impacts of bottom fishing on vulnerable marine ecosystems, such as seamounts, hydrothermal vents and cold water corals, and the long-term sustainability of deep-sea fish stocks are being addressed by States and regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements (RFMO/As).

11 July 2016
SEA/2039

NEW YORK, 11 July (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-first session from 11 July to 26 August.

20 June 2016
GA/PAL/1373

The United Nations Palestinian Rights Committee will convene the United Nations International Conference in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace at the United Nations Office at Geneva on 29 and 30 June.

17 June 2016
SEA/2036

The twenty-sixth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will be held at Headquarters from 20 to 24 June

27 May 2016
DEV/3230

High-level officials from around the world have gathered in Antalya, Turkey, today to assess the progress of the world’s least developed countries and their path to sustainable development.  The event is set to discuss the lessons learnt over the past five years and assess ways forward, highlighting that global peace and prosperity hinges on progress in these countries where almost a billion people face significant development challenges.

27 May 2016
GA/COL/3288

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2016 Pacific Regional Seminar in Managua, Nicaragua from 31 May to 2 June with a view to accelerating action in implementation of the third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2011‑2020).

20 May 2016
SEA/2031

NEW YORK, 20 May (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — Improving international measures to address the decline in straddling and highly migratory fish stocks resulting from overfishing in the world’s oceans will be the focus of concern at a conference to be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, from 23 to 27 May.

17 May 2016
GA/PAL/1367

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene the United Nations Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People at the 7A Odenplan Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, on 19 and 20 May under the theme “Agenda 2030:  Paving the way towards a peaceful, independent and sustainable State of Palestine”.