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1st Session of the Preparatory Committee Established by the UN 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 Jurisdiction”

28 March - 8 April 2016 | UN headquarters, New York

Highlights for Friday, 1 April 2016

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Coral reef from Dauin, the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Marcelo Halpern

On Friday, 1 April 2016, the informal working group on marine genetic resources, including questions on benefit-sharing, facilitated by Carlos Sobral Duarte (Brazil), continued in the morning. In the afternoon, the PrepCom plenary reconvened briefly, followed by an informal working group on area-based management tools, including marine protected areas, which was facilitated by John Adank (New Zealand). 

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, is providing daily web coverage and daily reports from the 1st Session of the Preparatory Committee Established by the UN 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 Jurisdiction.” In addition, IISD Reporting Services, has published a summary and analysis report of the meeting, which is available in HTML and PDF formats.
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Cristian Laborda Mora, Chile

Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria



Anna Knyazeva
, Russian Federation

Ali Nasimfar, Iran


L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS);
Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil, facilitator for the informal working group on marine genetic resources;
and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS




Anca Leroy
, EU


Shorna-Kay Richards, Jamaica



Judith Gobin
, IUCN

Angel Horna, Peru


John Brincat, EU, delivering his intervention during the informal working group session on
marine genetic resources



Patrick Luna, Brazil


Shige Watanabe
, Japan


L-R: Henning Dobson, Denmark, in conversation with Anna Knyazeva, Russian Federation


Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil, facilitator for the informal working group on marine genetic resources,
consulting with Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS


Delegates from the EU


L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS); Chair Eden
Charles
, Trinidad and Tobago
; Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS; and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS


John Adank, New Zealand, facilitator for the informal working group on area-based
management tools, including marine protected areas



Thembile Joyini, South Africa, on behalf of the African Group


Prim Masrinuan, Thailand, on behalf of the G-77/China



Kristina Gjerde, IUCN

Mundita Lim, the Philippines



Alice Revell, New Zealand

Maria Fernanda Navas, Ecuador


Sophie Mirgaux, EU


Geoff Burton, UN University (UNU) and Valerie Normand, Secretariat of the Convention on
Biological Diversity (CBD)


L-R: Carlos Garcia Soto, Spain; Olivier Guyonvarch, France; and Seppo Nurmi, European Commission


Delegates from Germany



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IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).