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UN DOALOS Tenth Session of the Open-ended
Informal Consultative Process
on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

UN Headquarters, New York | 17-19 June 2009
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ICP Review Opens in New York

The tenth meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (Consultative Process or ICP) opened on Wednesday, 17 June 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York. Delegates convened in plenary in the morning, addressing organizational matters, and a general exchange of views on the implementation of the outcomes of the Consultative Process, including a review of its achievements and shortcomings of its first nine meetings. In the afternoon, a discussion panel was held which included presentations on ICP's: mandate, objectives and role; and outcomes of the consultative process and their implementation.

Above: A wide view of the conference room during opening plenary.


Wednesday, 17 June
Opening and Exchange of Views


Patricia O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel.

Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.

ICP-10 Co-Chair Paul Badji, Senegal.

ICP-10 Co-Chair Don MacKay, New Zealand.

Amanuel Yoanes Akol Ajawin, Sudan, for the G-77/China.

Ambassador Shigeki Sumi, Japan.

Gunnar Pálsson, Iceland.

Elizabeth Kim, United States.

Stella Kerubo Orina, Kenya.

Âsmund Eriksen, Norway.

Anna Lyubalaina, Russian Federation.

Marina Valère, Trinidad and Tobago.
Discussion Panel

Alan Simcock, United Kingdom.

Satya Nandan, Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.

Agustín Blanco-Bazán, IMO.

Ifeyinwa Angela Nworgu, Nigeria.

Namira Negm, Egypt.

Jorge Csirke, FAO.
Side Event

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition presented a lunchtime side event on the importance of the Consultative Process in light of previous topics undertaken, and its contribution to the oceans agenda.
Around ICP-10

Delegates huddled in a corner at the start of the lunch break.

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UNICPOLOS Site.
UN Division for Oceans Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS).

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