Tag Archives | BBNJ

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BBNJ negotiations

As delivered Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly at BBNJ negotiations 21 July 2017   Thank you Ambassador, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,   I thank you for the opportunity to address you.   I wanted to be here to acknowledge the great efforts of the Chair of the Preparatory Committee, H.E. […]

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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

Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the 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 […]

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Statement on Oceans and the law of the sea

Statement by the President of the U.N. General Assembly on Agenda Item 73: Oceans and the law of the sea 7 December 2016 Excellencies Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, The Ocean is the lifeblood of our planet.  It is a vital and complex ecosystem that billions of people depend on for their livelihoods, food security, cultural […]