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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 Friday, 19 May 2017

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Co-Chair Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru, gaveling the meeting to a close.

Co-Chair Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru, gaveling his final meeting as Co-Chair to a close.

On Friday, delegates to the eighteenth meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP-18) completed their work.

In the morning, delegations were given an opportunity to review the Co-Chairs’ draft summary of the week’s discussions. Plenary then reconvened in morning and afternoon sessions for a page-by-page review of the summary. Delegates discussed the draft and suggested corrections and clarifications to best capture discussions.

The Co-Chairs thanked delegates for their participation in discussions over the course of the week. Co-Chair Gustavo Meza-Cuadra announced that this would be the last of his three years as Co-Chair and he gaveled the meeting to a close at 3:35pm.

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Co-Chair Kornelios Korneliou, Cyprus

Sabita Nakarmi, Nepal

Lucía Raffin, Argentina

Galuh Rarasanti, Indonesia

Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria

John Fintakpa Lamega, Togo

Isaías Medina Mejías, Venezuela

Barbara Boechat, Brazil

Hector Celarié, El Salvador

Carlos Garcia Reyes, Guatemala

Co-Chair Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru, with Angel Horna, Peru

Sesselja Sigurðardóttir, Iceland

Ramona Sladic, Canada

Carmen Mifsud, Malta

Saravanane Narayanane, India

Group photo of the Co-Chairs with the Secretariat

Carlos Garcia Reyes, Guatemala, with Hector Celarié, El Salvador

Fangli Qiao, China

Participants networking

Juliette Babb-Riley, Barbados, and Barbara Boechat, Brazil

Delegates reading the Co-Chairs' summary

Photo Exhibition: Amplifying Women's Voices in Displacement


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