Highlights and images for 7 September 2016


On Wednesday, 7 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 in the morning and afternoon.

Following the oral report from Rena Lee (Singapore), the facilitator of the informal working group on capacity building and technology transfer, plenary continued discussions of possible areas of convergence and areas for further discussion on capacity building and technology transfer, focusing, among other things, on: special needs, scope, approach, modalities and relationship with existing mechanisms.

In addition, plenary heard a proposal on environmental impact assessments. The informal working group on cross-cutting issues, facilitated by Chair Charles, convened in the afternoon.

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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Zentaro Naganuma, Japan

Juliette Babb-Riley, Barbados

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

Yolannie Cerrato Corrales, Honduras

Thembile Joyini, South Africa, and Evan Bloom, US

Rishy Bukoree, Mauritius

Gina Guillén-Grillo, Costa Rica

Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway

Florian Botto, Monaco

Chandra Prakash Goyal, India

Rena Lee (Singapore), Facilitator of the informal working group on capacity building and transfer of marine technology

Marc Richir, EU

Momtaz Djamchid, Iran

Essam Yassin Mohammed, Eritrea, and Thembile Joyini, South Africa

Agustín Fornell, Ecuador

Angel Horna, Peru

Ismail Raushan, Maldives

Prim Masrinuan, Thailand for the Group of 77 and China

Alassane Conte, Guinea, reading the ENB

Tilani Silva, Sri Lanka

Sandra Victoria Arcamo, the Philippines

John Fox, Fiji

John Adank, New Zealand

Babajide Alo, Nigeria

Kristina Gjerde, IUCN, with Michael Bliss, Australia

Lucía Raffin, Argentina, and Matthías Pálsson, Iceland

Matthías Pálsson, Iceland, with Cary Scott-Kemmis, Australia

Hector Celarié, El Salvador, and Yolannie Cerrato Corrales, Honduras

Around the Venue

Artifact from Zambia

Balbaly Stone Images, by Amungal Ikhanova and Zhangir Umbetow

Dove of Peace