1st Session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on an International Legally Binding Instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)
On Thursday, 13 September 2018, at the first session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on an international legally binding instrument (ILBI) under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), the informal working group on marine genetic resources (MGRs) continued to exchange views on:
• access and benefit-sharing (ABS);
• monitoring; and
• definitions and principles.
The informal working group on area-based management tools (ABMTs) completed its work, and was followed by a short plenary.
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, is providing daily reports and daily web coverage from BBNJ IGC 1. In addition, IISD Reporting Services will publish a summary and analysis report from the meeting on Thursday, 20 September 2018.
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