Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines:
Submissions to the Commission
: Submission by the Argentine Republic


Updated on 14 June 2016

On 21 April 2009, the Argentine Republic submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, information on the limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.

It is noted that the Convention entered into force for Argentina on 31 December 1995.

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Commission, a communication is being circulated to all Member States of the United Nations, as well as States Parties to the Convention, in order to make public the executive summary of the submission, including all charts and coordinates contained in that summary, as well as a note accompanying the submission.

The consideration of the submission made by Argentina will be included in the provisional agenda of the twenty-fourth session of the Commission to be held in New York from 10 August to 11 September 2009.

Upon completion of the consideration of the submission, the Commission will make recommendations pursuant to Article 76 of the Convention.

Summary of the Recommendations (2016)

Pursuant to section V. paragraph 11 (3) of Annex III to the Rules of Procedures of the Commission, the summary of the Recommendations is hereby made public.

   Summary of the Recommendations


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Continental Shelf Notification English | Français
Executive summary Español | Coordenadas | English | Coordinates |
Communication from Argentina Note from the Permanent Mission of Argentina addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations accompanying the lodgment of Argentina's submission - Español | English

Communications received with regard to the submission made by Argentina to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Note dated 6 August 2009: English | French

United States of America

Note dated 19 August 2009: English

Russian Federation

Note dated 24 August 2009: Russian | English


Note dated 31 August 2009: English


Note dated 30 September 2009: English


Note dated 19 November 2009: English | French


Note dated 8 August 2012: Spanish | English | French

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Note dated 23 August 2012: English | French


Note dated 25 May 2016: Spanish | English

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