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4th 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

10-21 July 2017 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights for Monday, 10 July 2017

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On Monday, 10 July, the fourth session of the Preparatory Committee on the elements of a draft text of 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 the plenary addressing administrative matters and hearing general statements. In the afternoon, the informal working group on marine genetic resources (MGRs), facilitated by Janine Coye-Felson (Belize), convened to discuss scope, guiding principles and approaches, access and benefit-sharing.

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Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil

Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel, on behalf of UN Secretary-General António Guterres


Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel, giving his opening address to PrepCom4


L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS); Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel; Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil; Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS; and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS


Alice Revell, New Zealand

Jane Chigiyal, Federated States of Micronesia


Horacio Sevilla-Borja, Ecuador, on behalf of the G-77/China

Sergey Leonidchenko, Russian Federation

Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, on behalf of the African Group


John Brincat, EU

Marlene Moses, Nauru, on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States

Teodoro Locsin Jr., the Philippines


Ma Xinmin, China

Ismail Raushan, Maldives, on behalf of Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga, Mexico


Evan Bloom, US, making an intervention


Faiyaz Murshid Kazi, Bangladesh

Matthías Pálsson, Iceland

Michael Googan, Australia


Cristóbal Hernández Castillo, Chile

Juliette Babb-Riley, Barbados, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Rishy Bukoree, Mauritius


Alain Tellier, Canada

Florian Botto, Monaco

Carlos García Reyes, Guatemala


Kathryn Garforth, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Louise Kantrow, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)


Ariel Hernán Troisi, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) -UNESCO

Kristina Gjerde, IUCN

Stefan Micallef, International Maritime Organization


Takehiro Nakamura, UN Environment

Peggy Kalas, High Seas Alliance

Gustavo Arévalo Castro, Comisión Permanente del Pacifico Sur (CPPS)


L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS); Janine Coye-Felson, Belize, Facilitator of the informal working group on marine genetic resources; and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS


James Ndirangu Waweru, Kenya

Konrad Marciniak, EU

Rogelio Villanueva Jr., the Philippines


Delegates from the Federated States of Micronesia and Nauru consulting


L-R: Ma Xinmin, China, in a conversation with Evan Bloom, US


Delegates from the African Group





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