On Monday, 17 July, delegates met in plenary in the afternoon to consider a revised Chair’s text containing draft recommendations to the UN General Assembly, including preambular elements of a new international legally binding instrument on marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction and its general elements, such as use of terms, scope of application, objectives and relationships with other instruments.
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the 4th 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. The summary and analysis report is now available in HTML and PDF.
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L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; Barbara Boechat, Brazil; Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil; Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS; and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS
Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil
Ma Xinmin, China
Shara Duncan, Costa Rica
Dhisadee Chamlongrasdr, Thailand
Jung-Eun Kim, Republic of Korea
Mamadou Diallo, Senegal
Xuan Hoang Lai, Viet Nam
Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway
View of PrepCom 4 from the perspective of the dais
L-R: John Brincat, EU, in a conversation with Zentaro Naganuma, Japan
Catherine Boucher, Canada, in a discussion with Matthías Pálsson, Iceland