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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

Highlights for Tuesday, 5 April 2016

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

On Tuesday, 5 April 2016, the informal working group on environmental impact assessments (EIAs), facilitated by René Lefeber (the Netherlands), continued discussions in the morning. In the afternoon, the PrepCom plenary reconvened briefly, followed by an informal working group on capacity building and marine technology transfer, facilitated by Rena Lee (Singapore). 

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L-R: Alice Hicuburundi, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS); Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli,
Director, UNDOALOS; René Lefeber, the Netherlands, facilitator for the informal working group on environmental impact
assessments; Yoshinobu Takei, UNDOALOS; and Fernando Cabrera, UNDOALOS


Maruthadu Sudhakar, India

Martin Zvachula, Federated States of Micronesia



Lydia Slobodian, IUCN

Rolando Castro, Costa Rica


Wini Broadbelt, EU




Nicholas Ioannides
, Cyprus


Essam Yassin Mohammed
, Eritrea



Natalie Morris-Sharma, Singapore

Rueanna Haynes, Trinidad and Tobago



Ma Xinmin, China

Rishy Bukoree, Mauritius


L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; Chair Eden Charles, Trinidad and Tobago;
Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS; and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS


A bird's eye view of the informal working group on capacity building and transfer of marine technology


Jennifer Perez, Guatemala


Susan Whelan
, Holy See

Deborah Manase, Marshall Islands


Rena Lee, Singapore, facilitator of the informal working group on capacity
building and transfer of marine technology



Juliette Babb-Riley, Barbados


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



Prudence Tangham Galega, Cameroon


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


Per-Axel Frielingsdorf, EU


Christopher Katota, Zambia


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


Shorna-Kay Richards, Jamaica



Haryo Budi Nugroho, Indonesia


Agustín Fornell, Ecuador


Delegates from the EU


Participants from UNDOALOS and IUCN


 

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IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).