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18th Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on
Oceans and the Law of the Sea - The Effects of Climate Change on Oceans

15-19 May 2017 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights for Thursday, 18 May 2017

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Dmitry Gonchar, and Valentina Germani, UNDOALOS

Dmitry Gonchar, and Valentina Germani, UNDOALOS

On Thursday morning, delegates to the eighteenth meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP-18) continued consideration of this year’s topic: “effects of climate change on the ocean.”

On inter-agency cooperation and coordination, delegates heard from Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Counsel, in his capacity as the UN-Oceans Focal Point, on progress of work under UN-Oceans. Delegates also received an update on the financial status of the Voluntary Trust Fund from UNDOALOS Director Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli.

Delegates completed the general exchange of views that began on Monday morning before considering the process for the selection of topics and panelists, and issues that could benefit from further consideration under the UN General Assembly on ocean affairs and the law of the sea.

The meeting then adjourned to provide time for the Co-Chairs and Secretariat to prepare the draft Co-Chairs’ summary to be reviewed by delegates on Friday.

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Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel

Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS

Ramona Sladic, Canada

Co-Chair Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru

Juliette Babb-Riley, Barbados

Wensheng Qu, China

Andreas Motzfeldt Kravik, Norway

Carmen Mifsud, Malta

From L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel; Co-Chair Kornelios Korneliou, Cyprus; Co-Chair Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru; Dmitry Gonchar, UNDOALOS; and Valentina Germani, UNDOALOS

Indira Guardia González, Cuba

Barbara Boechat, Brazil

Hector Alejandro Palma Cerna, Honduras

Coumba Gaye, Senegal

Angel Horna, Peru

Luke Tang, Singapore

Carlos Garcia Reyes, Guatemala

Ko Barrett, US

Mohamed Atlassi, Morocco

Sabita Nakarmi, Nepal

Napoleon Beras, Dominican Republic

Amatlain Elizabeth Kabua, Marshall Islands

Michel Djimgou Djomeni, Cameroon

Lucía Raffin, Argentina

Sergey Leonidchenko, Russian Federation

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