Highlights and images for 2 September 2016


On Friday, 2 September, the second session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom 2) on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) convened in plenary throughout the day.

In the morning, plenary continued deliberations of possible areas of convergence and areas for further discussion on marine genetic resources, including benefit-sharing. Following an oral report by John Adank (New Zealand), facilitator of the informal working group on area-based management tools, including marine protected areas, plenary discussed possible areas of convergence and areas for further discussion, including on definitions, principles and approaches, and governance.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report in English and French from the 2nd 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.”
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Gina Guillén-Grillo and Rolando Castro, Costa Rica

Martijn Peijs and Sidney Kemble, the Netherlands

James Ndirangu Waweru, Kenya, with Thembile Joyini, South Africa

Christian Prip, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, and Kimo Goree, Vice-President, IISD

Wini Broadbelt and René Lefeber, the Netherlands

John Brincat, EU, with Gina Guillén-Grillo, Costa Rica

Margo Deiye, Nauru, for Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS)

Sesselja Sigurðardóttir, Iceland

Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway

Essam Yassin Mohammed, Eritrea

John Adank, New Zealand, facilitator of the informal working group on area-based management tools

Alistair Graham, Australia, and Jessica Battle, WWF

Martin Zvachula, Federated States of Micronesia, reading the ENB

Anca Leroy, EU, with Andreas Lunn, Denmark

The African Group conferring

From L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS); Chair Eden Charles, Trinidad and Tobago; Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS; and Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS

Ignacio Cazaña, Paraguay

Chair Eden Charles, Trinidad and Tobago

Maria Pilikou, Cyprus

Zentaro Naganuma, Japan

Prim Masrinuan, Thailand for the Group of 77 and China

Xinmin Ma, China

Janine Coye-Felson, Belize

Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh

John Brincat, EU

Maruthadu Sudhakar, India

Michael Bliss, Australia

Participants consulting

Around the Venue

Non-Violence, by Fredrik Reuterswärd

Sphere Within a Sphere, by Arnaldo Pomodoro

A view of the UN headquarters from the rose garden