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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 Wednesday, 12 July 2017

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On Wednesday, 12 July, the informal working group on area-based management tools (ABMTs), including marine protected areas (MPAs), continued discussions on the designation process, as well as on implementation, relationships to existing instruments, and monitoring and review.

The informal working group on environmental impact assessments (EIAs), facilitated by René Lefeber (the Netherlands), then addressed: obligations, guiding principles and approaches, criteria and thresholds, process, content of EIA reports, relationships to existing instruments, clearinghouse mechanisms, capacity building and technology transfer, and monitoring and review. The informal working group on capacity building and technology transfer, facilitated by Rena Lee (Singapore), started discussion of objectives, and guiding principles and approaches.

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L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS); Alice Revell, New Zealand, Facilitator of the informal working group on ABMTs, including MPAs; Valentina Germani, UNDOALOS; and Carlos Fuentes, UNDOALOS


Siai Taylor, Cook Islands

Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway


Ma Xinmin, China

Riena Dwi Astuty, Indonesia

Michael Googan, Australia


Blaise Kuemlangan, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

Rena Lee, Singapore

Evan Bloom, US


Alice Revell, New Zealand, Facilitator of the informal working group on ABMTs, including MPAs


Luis Oña Garcés, Ecuador, on behalf of the G-77/China

Veronica Frank, Greenpeace

Zentaro Naganuma, Japan


Arnór Snæbjörnsson, Iceland

Margo Deiye, Nauru, on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States

Leonito Bacalando Jr., Federated States of Micronesia


John Fintakpa Lamega, Togo

Kate Neilson, New Zealand



L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; René Lefeber, the Netherlands, Facilitator of the informal working group on environmental impact assessments; Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil; Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS; and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS


L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; René Lefeber, the Netherlands, Facilitator of the informal working group on environmental impact assessments; Michael Schewchuk, UNDOALOS; and Yoshinobu Takei, UNDOALOS



Wini Broadbelt, EU


Lizanne Aching, Trinidad and Tobago, on behalf of the Caribbean Community

Babajide Alo, Nigeria



Oleg Rykov, Russian Federation

Cymie Payne, IUCN

Cheikhy Sidi, Mauritania


Clarissa Jacqueline Caancan, the Philippines

Duncan Currie, Greenpeace

Penny Race, New Zealand



L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; Rena Lee, Singapore, Facilitator of the informal working group on capacity building and transfer of marine technology; and Vita Onwuasoanya, UNDOALOS


Kathleen Siala Taituave, Samoa

Da Hee Song, Republic of Korea


Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga, Mexico

Martin Zvachula, Federated States of Micronesia

Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, on behalf of the African Group


L-R: Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, consulting with Thembile Joyini, South Africa


L-R: Sergey Leonidchenko, Russian Federation, in a conversation with Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway, and Evan Bloom, US


Delegates from Fiji and Samoa


Delegates from the Philippines






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