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