Highlights and images for 17 June 2016


On Friday, delegates to the seventeenth meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP-17) completed their work.

In the morning, delegations were given an opportunity to review the Co-Chairs’ draft summary of the week’s discussions. Plenary then reconvened at 12:00pm to undertake a page-by-page review of the summary. Delegates discussed the draft and suggested corrections and clarifications to best capture discussions. In their closing statements, many delegations commended ICP-17 and thanked the Co-Chairs for their work.

The Co-Chairs thanked delegates for their participation in the fruitful discussions over the course of the week, and declared the meeting closed at 12:44pm.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage and a summary and analysis report from the 17th Meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP-17) - Marine Debris, Plastics and Microplastics. Our summary is available in HTML and PDF format.
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L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
(UNDOALOS); Co-Chair Nicholas Emiliou, Cyprus; and Co-Chair Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru, consulting
with Alice Hicuburundi, Secretary, ICP-17;
and Charlotte Salpin,
Deputy Secretary, ICP-17

Co-Chair Nicholas Emiliou, Cyprus

Co-Chair Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru

Delegates from Slovakia and Singapore reviewing the draft Co-Chairs' Summary

Judith Neumann, Germany

Sae Horikawa, Japan

Britta Denise Hardesty,
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Organization, Australia

Peter Van den Dries, Belgium

Semisi Seruitanoa
, Fiji

Fredrik Haag, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Rana Burley, Canada

Hideshige Takada, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Delegates from Pacific Island States

L-R: Charlotte Salpin, Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Dmitry Gonchar, and Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS