Highlights and images for 8 September 2016


On Thursday, 8 September, delegates to the second session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom 2) on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument (ILBI) 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) met in the informal working group on cross-cutting issues, facilitated by Chair Charles, throughout the day.

The informal working group considered: principles, including common heritage of mankind, high seas freedoms, and common but differentiated responsibilities; the ILBI scope; definitions; relationships of the ILBI with UNCLOS and other existing agreements; institutional arrangements; and state responsibility and liability.

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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Alice Revell and John Adank, New Zealand

Natalie Morris-Sharma, Singapore, and Evan Bloom, US

Lucía Raffin, Argentina

Alistair Graham, Australia

Maruthadu Sudhakar, India

Essam Yassin Mohammed, Eritrea

Matthías Pálsson, Iceland

Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh

Hiroko Muraki Gottlieb, IUCN

Cary Scott-Kemmis, Australia

Florian Botto, Monaco

Christoph Reusser, Switzerland

Gina Guillén-Grillo, Costa Rica

Veronica Frank, Greenpeace

Konrad Marciniak, Poland

Agustín Fornell, Ecuador

Jean Kenfack, Cameroon

Matthías Pálsson, Iceland, with Tallash Kantai, IISD Reporting Services

Maria Pilikou, Cyprus

Wini Broadbelt and Sidney Kemble, the Netherlands

Anna Knyazeva, Russian Federation

John Brincat, EU

Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga, Mexico

Rena Lee, Singapore

Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway

Prim Masrinuan, Thailand for the Group of 77 and China

Ignacio Cazaña, Paraguay

Momtaz Djamchid, Iran

Reception hosted by the Netherlands

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