Trust Funds Administered by the Division

A number of Trust Funds have been established by the General Assembly which aim to assist States, particularly developing States, in the implementation of the Convention and in their participation in the oceans and the law of the sea related work of the General Assembly. Click on Fund names for more information.  

CLCS Trust Fund (Members)

The sun rises over ships anchored off of Mogadishu, Somalia, waiting to offload their cargo.

Supporting the participation of the members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

Voluntary trust fund for the purpose of defraying the cost of participation of the members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf from developing States in the meetings of the Commission
(Fund Code: M1-32KJA-000001)

 

 

Article 76 Trust Fund

A dolphin leaps through the waters off Atauro Island, Timor-Leste. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Supporting developing States in the preparation of their submissions to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

Voluntary trust fund for the purpose of facilitating the preparation of submissions to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf for developing States, in particular the least developed countries and small island developing States, and compliance with article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
(Fund Code: M1-32KUA-000001)
 

ICP Trust Fund

View of Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard Archipelago in Norway. Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten

Supporting Developing States in attending the meetings of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

Voluntary trust fund for the purpose of assisting developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing States, in attending the meetings of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (Fund Code: M1-32CLA-000005)

 

ITLOS Trust Fund

View of the area around Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard) an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean north of Europe

Supporting States in the peaceful settlements of disputes through the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Voluntary trust fund to assist States in the settlement of disputes through the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Fund Code: M1-32CLA-000006)

 

 

BBNJ Trust Fund

A woman is collecting fish and sipu at sunset in the Dili District. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Supporting developing States to attend the meetings of the Intergovernmental Conference on 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

Voluntary trust fund for the purpose of assisting developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, land-locked developing countries and small island developing States, in attending the meetings of the preparatory committee and an intergovernmental conference on the 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 (Fund Code: M1-32CLA-000012)

Regular Process Trust Fund

A Hawksbill turtle at the Turtle Rehabilitation Project at Madinat Jumeirah Resort in Dubai.

Supporting the operations of the Regular Process, including assistance to members of the group of experts from developing countries, as well as the Special Scholarship Fund to support training programmes for developing countries

Voluntary trust fund for the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, Including Socio-economic Aspects (Fund Code: M1-32CLA-000007 )
 

Fish Stocks Assistance Fund

A view of the landscape near Uummannaq, Greenland, and the fastest moving glacier on the planet.

Supporting developing States in implementing 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.

Assistance Fund under Part VII of 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

 

HSA Fellowship Trust Fund

Sea Lions at Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Southeast Iceland. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Supporting Fellowships for developing States under the Hamilton Shirley Amerasinghe Memorial Fellowship on the Law of the Sea

Voluntary trust fund for the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law (Fund Code: M1-32TLA-00008)