Highlights and images for 29 August 2016


On Monday, 29 August, the plenary 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 briefly in the morning. It was followed by the informal working group on marine genetic resources, which focused on definitions, intellectual property rights and benefit-sharing.

The informal working group on area-based management tools, including marine protected areas, met throughout the day to consider: definitions, principles and approaches, and institutional arrangements.

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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John Brincat, EU

Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga, Mexico

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

Alice Revell and John Adank, New Zealand

Amb. Makurita Baaro, Kiribati

Chair Eden Charles, Trinidad and Tobago

Zentaro Naganuma, Japan

Kimo Goree, Vice-President, IISD, with Sidney Kemble, the Netherlands

Martin Zvachula, Federated States of Micronesia

Gina Guillén-Grillo, Costa Rica

Prim Masrinuan, Thailand for the Group of 77 and China

Ali Nasimfar, Iran

Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil

Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway

Isaías Medina Mejías, Venezuela

Diedre Mills, Jamaica

Michael Bliss, Australia

Christoph Reusser, Switzerland

Xinmin Ma, China

Kristina Gjerde, IUCN

Janine Coye-Felson, Belize

Sofia Tsenikli, Greenpeace

Cristian Laborda Mora, Chile

Catherine Boucher, Canada

Ismail Raushan, Maldives

Peggy Kalas, High Seas Alliance

Alistair Graham, Australia, and Cristian Laborda Mora, Chile

Daniela Diz, ENB, and Martijn Peijs, the Netherlands

Participants networking

Hector Celarié, El Salvador