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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 Thursday, 7 April 2016

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

On Thursday, 7 April 2016, the PrepCom plenary met throughout the day to complete a round of comments on oral reports from informal working groups, and to consider: the scope of an international legally binding instrument on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ); its relationship with other instruments and bodies; guiding approaches and principles; and institutional and dispute settlement mechanisms.

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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View of the PrepCom 1 plenary session


Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh

Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria



Michael Bliss, Australia

Janine Coye-Felson, Belize


Chair Eden Charles, Trinidad and Tobago




Cristian Laborda Mora, Chile


Gina Guillén-Grillo, Costa Rica



Shige Watanabe, Japan

Shorna-Kay Richards, Jamaica



Rueanna Haynes, Trinidad and Tobago

John Adank, New Zealand


Sergey Leonidchenko, Russian Federation


L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; Ma Xinmin, China; Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS;
and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS



Haryo Budi Nugroho, Indonesia

José Luis Fernández Valoni, Argentina



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

Mundita Lim, the Philippines



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


Tilani Silva, Sri Lanka


Kasipo M Teo, Tuvalu


Duncan Currie, Greenpeace International



Peni Suveinakama, Fiji


Yolannie Cerrato, Honduras


John Brincat, EU


Evan Bloom, US


Coumba Gaye, Senegal


Delegates from Mexico consulting


L-R: John Brincat, EU, and Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga, Mexico


Rueanna Haynes, Trinidad and Tobago, in informal consultations
with Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga, Mexico


PrepCom 1 participants from Pacific States


 

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