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)
IGC President Rena Lee, Singapore, opened the first session of the IGC
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 (BBNJ) opened with general statements, focusing on:
• key features of the ILBI;
• priority issues to be addressed in the ILBI; and
• expectations concerning the process towards developing a zero draft.
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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