Background Release

Background Release

1 June 2022
SEA/2141

The thirty-second Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will convene, in person, at United Nations Headquarters from 13 to 17 June 2022.

6 May 2022
GA/COL/3354

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2022 Pacific Regional Seminar in Castries, Saint Lucia, from 11 to 13 May 2022 within the framework of the Fourth International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2021-2030).

22 April 2022
HR/5466

Following two consecutive years of virtual sessions, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will take place this year in a hybrid format, open to in-person and online participation.  Running from 25 April to 6 May 2022, the twenty-first session of the Permanent Forum will focus on indigenous peoples, business, autonomy and the human rights principles of due diligence, including free, prior and informed consent.

7 March 2022
SEA/2138

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 will hold its fourth session from 7 to 18 March.

18 February 2022
SEA/2137

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fifty-fourth session from 21 February to 11 March.

3 December 2021
SEA/2135

The resumed thirty-first Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will be held at Headquarters on 8 December 2021 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., for the purpose of filling one vacant seat in the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf allocated to the members of the Commission from Latin American and Caribbean States.

11 November 2021
PAL/2240

The 2021 United Nations International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East will be held virtually this year on Tuesday, 16 November and Wednesday, 17 November.

5 October 2021
SEA/2133

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fifty‑third session from 6 October to 23 November 2021.  This is the first session of the Commission convened since the onset of the COVID‑19 pandemic.  It will be held in‑person at United Nations Headquarters with the necessary risk‑mitigating measures in place.

23 August 2021
GA/COL/3348

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2021 Caribbean Regional Seminar in the Parish of Saint John, Dominica, from 25 to 27 August 2021, within the framework of the start of the Fourth International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2021-2030). The Seminar, initially scheduled for 19 to 21 May, was postponed due to the situation relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

15 June 2021
SEA/2130

The thirty-first Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will convene at United Nations Headquarters from 21 to 25 June.

19 April 2021
HR/5457

The largest global gathering on indigenous issues, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, will run in a mostly virtual format from 19 to 30 April.

8 December 2020
SEA/2128

The thirtieth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will resume its work at an in‑person meeting on 9 December.

24 November 2020
GA/PAL/1433

The United Nations marks the passage of General Assembly resolution 181 (ii) of 1947 every year as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, with special meetings and events at Headquarters in New York, and at the UN offices in Vienna, Geneva, Nairobi and elsewhere, organized on or around 29 November.

2 November 2020
SEA/2127

In light of the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the thirtieth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention, which was originally scheduled to be held at United Nations Headquarters from 15 to 19 June, was postponed.

21 August 2020
SEA/2125

In light of the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, States parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea decided to postpone the thirtieth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention, which was originally scheduled to be held at United Nations Headquarters from 15 to 19 June 2020 pursuant to paragraph 56 of General Assembly resolution 74/19 of 10 December 2019, to a period from 24 to 28 August 2020, subject to the availability of a conference room and conference services.

22 January 2020
SEA/2121

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fifty-second session from 27 January to 13 March.

26 November 2019
GA/PAL/1427

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will hold a special meeting on 27 November in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

9 October 2019
SEA/2119

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fifty-first session from 14 October to 29 November.

5 August 2019
SG/SM/19689

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

27 June 2019
SEA/2107

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fiftieth session from 1 July to 16 August.