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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 Wednesday, 6 April 2016

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

On Wednesday, 6 April 2016, the informal working group on capacity building and marine technology transfer, facilitated by Rena Lee (Singapore), continued discussions in the morning. In the afternoon, the PrepCom plenary reconvened to hear, and offer comments on, reports from all informal working groups.

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L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS);
Rena Lee
, Singapore, facilitator of the informal working group on capacity building and transfer of marine technology;
Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS; Vita Onwuasoanya, UNDOALOS; and Angela Chung, UNDOALOS


Isaías Medina Mejías, Venezuela

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



Hiroko Muraki Gottlieb, IUCN

Veronica Frank, Greenpeace


Per-Axel Frielingsdorf, EU




Catherine Boucher, Canada


Patrick Luna
, Brazil



Mohamed Atlassi
, Morocco

Shorna-Kay Richards, Jamaica



Budi Atyasa
, Indonesia

Benjamin Tabios Jr., the Philippines


L-R: Rena Lee, Singapore, facilitator of the informal working group on capacity building and
transfer of marine technology, consulting with Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS


Evan Bloom, US



Torsten Thiele
, IUCN

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



Maria Fernanda Navas
, Ecuador

Tek Prasad Dhungana, Nepal



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


Delegates from Brazil


René Lefeber, the Netherlands, reported on the discussions of the informal working group on environmental impact assessments


Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil, reported on the discussions of the informal working group on marine genetic resources,
including benefit-sharing questions



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


John Adank, New Zealand, reported on the discussions of the informal working group on area-based management tools, including marine protected areas


John Brincat, EU



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


Alina Argüello González, Nicaragua




Maruthadu Sudhakar, India


Duncan Currie, Greenpeace International


L-R: Prim Masrinuan, Thailand; Gina Guillén-Grillo, Costa Rica; Sophie Mirgaux, Belgium;
and Shorna-Kay Richards, Jamaica


G-77/China and the EU in informal consultations


L-R: Lucía Raffin, Argentina; Carlos Garcia Soto, Spain; and Per-Axel Frielingsdorf, EU


L-R: Carl Grainger, Ireland; Anna Knyazeva, Russian Federation; and Ronan Long, Ireland


Delegates from India


 

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