On Friday, delegates to the eighteenth meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP-18) 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 in morning and afternoon sessions for a page-by-page review of the summary. Delegates discussed the draft and suggested corrections and clarifications to best capture discussions.
The Co-Chairs thanked delegates for their participation in discussions over the course of the week. Co-Chair Gustavo Meza-Cuadra announced that this would be the last of his three years as Co-Chair and he gaveled the meeting to a close at 3:35pm.
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Co-Chair Kornelios Korneliou, Cyprus
Sabita Nakarmi, Nepal
Lucía Raffin, Argentina
Galuh Rarasanti, Indonesia
Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria
John Fintakpa Lamega, Togo
Isaías Medina Mejías, Venezuela
Barbara Boechat, Brazil
Hector Celarié, El Salvador
Carlos Garcia Reyes, Guatemala
Co-Chair Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru, with Angel Horna, Peru
Sesselja Sigurðardóttir, Iceland
Ramona Sladic, Canada
Carmen Mifsud, Malta
Saravanane Narayanane, India
Group photo of the Co-Chairs with the Secretariat
Carlos Garcia Reyes, Guatemala, with Hector Celarié, El Salvador
Fangli Qiao, China
Juliette Babb-Riley, Barbados, and Barbara Boechat, Brazil
Delegates reading the Co-Chairs' summary