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1st 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”

28 March - 8 April 2016 | UN headquarters, New York

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A species of seahorse from Dauin, the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Marcelo Halpern

On Wednesday, 30 March 2016, the plenary of the Preparatory Committee on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ)​ convened throughout the day to consider: marine genetic resources (MGRs), including benefit-sharing questions, area-based management tools, including marine protected areas (MPAs); and environmental impact assessments (EIAs). ​​

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, is providing daily web coverage and daily reports from the 1st 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.”In addition, IISD Reporting Services, has published a summary and analysis report of the meeting, which is available in HTML and PDF formats.
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Chair Eden Charles, Trinidad and Tobago, convenes PrepCom 1 plenary



Margo Deiye
, Nauru, on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States

Prim Masrinuan, Thailand, on behalf of the G-77/China


Andreas Obrecht, Switzerland

Prudence Tangham Galega, Cameroon

Thembile Joyini, South Africa, on behalf of the African Group



Michael Bliss
, Australia

Juliette Babb-Riley, Barbados, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)



Maxim Musikhin
, Russian Federation

Rueanna Haynes, Trinidad and Tobago


Tilani Silva, Sri Lanka



Haryo Budi Nugroho
, Indonesia

René Lefeber, EU



Ma Xinmin
, China

Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway


Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet, Viet Nam


Evan Bloom
, US

Gina Guillén-Grillo, Costa Rica


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


Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh

Courtenay Rattray, Jamaica


John Adank, New Zealand

Florian Botto, Monaco


Kristina Gjerde, IUCN

Jihyun Lee, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)


Florence Descroix-Commanducci, ACCOBAMS

Edward Kleverlaan, International Maritime Organization (IMO)


Jessica Battle, WWF


Delegates from the Netherlands consulting


L-R: Martin Zvachula, Federated States of Micronesia, in conversation with John Brincat, EU


Delegates from the Philippines


L-R: Prim Masrinuan, Thailand; Shorna-Kay Richards, Jamaica; and Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria






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