Oceans and Law of the Sea

Oceans and Law of the Sea

18 June 2018
SEA/2074

The twenty-eighth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was held at Headquarters from 11 to 12 June, completing its work two days early.

8 June 2018
SG/SM/19077-OBV/1797-SEA/2073

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World Oceans Day, observed today:

6 June 2018
SEA/2072

The twenty-eighth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will be held at United Nations Headquarters from 11 to 14 June.

18 April 2018
SEA/2071

Member States had set the tone for progress towards developing a legally binding treaty aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, the President of the Intergovernmental Conference on the matter said today as she concluded its three-day organizational meeting.

17 April 2018
SEA/2070

Consensus and balance were crucial in drafting a document that captured current progress and helped guide discussions towards a legally binding treaty aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, delegates stressed in interactive dialogues during the second day of the Intergovernmental Conference on the matter.

16 April 2018
SEA/2069

With oceans and seas moderating global climate conditions, maintaining the earth’s ecosystem, and supporting the livelihood of more than 3 billion people, it was critical to develop a binding treaty aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity, delegates heard today as they convened to address organizational matters towards that goal.

9 April 2018
SG/SM/18979-ENV/DEV/1843-SEA/2068

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

26 March 2018
SEA/2067

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-sixth session at United Nations Headquarters from 29 January to 16 March.  The first plenary part of the session was held from 5 to 9 February and the second from 5 to 9 March.

6 March 2018
SG/SM/18925-L/3279-SEA/2066

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the signing ceremony of a new maritime boundary agreement between Australia and Timor-Leste, in New York today:

29 January 2018
SEA/2065

NEW YORK, 29 January (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-sixth session from 29 January to 16 March 2018.  The first plenary part of the session will be held from 5 to 9 February and the second one from 5 to 9 March.  The remainder of the session will be devoted to the technical examination of submissions at the geographic information systems laboratories and other technical facilities of the Division.

5 December 2017
SEA/2064

NEW YORK, 5 December (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty‑fifth session at United Nations Headquarters from 16 October to 1 December.

5 December 2017
GA/11985

Tackling issues related to marine areas beyond the limits of countries’ jurisdiction would mark a “giant leap forward” in advancing the fair and sustainable management of the world’s ocean, the General Assembly heard today, as it adopted two resolutions linked to the implementation of the landmark 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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.

20 September 2017
DSG/SM/1091-ENV/DEV/1810-SEA/2062

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Sustainable Management of Ocean Resources, in New York today:

12 September 2017
SG/A/1758-BIO/5010*-SEA/2061

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Peter Thomson of Fiji as his Special Envoy for the Ocean, aiming at galvanizing concerted efforts to follow up on the outcomes of the United Nations Ocean Conference in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, maintaining the momentum for action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

11 September 2017
SEA/2060

NEW YORK, 11 September (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-fourth session at United Nations Headquarters from 24 July to 8 September 2017.

25 July 2017
SEA/2059

NEW YORK, 25 July (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — On 24 July, the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held the first plenary meeting of its forty-fourth session, held from 24 July to 8 September.

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.

20 June 2017
SEA/2057

NEW YORK, 20 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 was held at United Nations Headquarters from 12 to 15 June, finishing its work one day early.

9 June 2017
SEA/2056

The inaugural United Nations Ocean Conference concluded at Headquarters today, with Heads of State and Government and high-level representatives adopting a “Call for Action” to conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans.