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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 Friday, 14 July 2017

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Shoaling grunts taking refuge in a coral reef, Cozumel, Mexico (photo courtesy of Marcelo Halpern)

On Friday, 14 July, delegates met in the informal working group on crosscutting issues, discussing: use of terms, scope and objective of the ILBI, relationship with other agreements; as well as guiding principles and approaches, and international cooperation, for BBNJ conservation and sustainable use.

In the afternoon, plenary resumed to discuss next steps including the convening of an intergovernmental conference and the status of the Chair’s streamlined non-paper.

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L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; Barbara Boechat, Brazil; Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil; and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS


Metod Špaček, EU


Alice Revell, New Zealand

Matthías Pálsson, Iceland


Audrey Naana Abayena, Ghana

Kabure Yeeting, Kiribati

Josefina Bunge, Argentina


Javier Gorostegui, Chile

Narayanane Saravanane, India

Essam Yassin Mohammed, Eritrea


Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh

Juan Cuéllar Torres, Colombia

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


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


Diedre Mills, Jamaica, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)


Participants at PrepCom 4


Sesselja Sigurdardóttir, Iceland

Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga, Mexico


Mamadou Diallo, Senegal

Rena Lee, Singapore

Evan Bloom, US


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

Sergey Leonidchenko, Russian Federation

Rogelio Villanueva Jr., the Philippines


Lisa Speer, Natural Resources Defense Council

Zentaro Naganuma, Japan

Hina Saeed Baig, Pakistan


Ma Xinmin, China


L-R: Kristina Gjerde, Cymie Payne, and Hiroko Muraki Gottlieb, IUCN


L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; Barbara Boechat, Brazil; Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil; Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS; and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS


L-R: Javier Gorostegui, Chile, in a conversation with Metod Špaček, EU


Greenpeace images and encouraging messages from the Alboran Sea


Duncan Currie (second from right), Greenpeace, in a discussion with delegates from New Zealand


Delegates from WWF








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