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Ninth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ)

20-23 January 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

Highlights for Wednesday, 21 January 2015
On Wednesday morning, the Working Group continued exchanging views on a Co-Chairs’ non-paper containing draft elements for recommendations to the General Assembly. The G-77/China, the EU, Mexico, and New Zealand tabled written proposals.

An informal group met at lunchtime to develop an informal working paper as a basis for negotiations in plenary. In the afternoon, delegates briefly discussed a draft document offered by New Zealand and Mexico as co-facilitators of the informal group. The Working Group meeting was then suspended to allow for consultations on the new draft.
Huddle at Dais
A huddle of delegates conferred with the Co-Chairs.
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Dais Shot

A view of the dais during the session.

Tullio Scovazzi
Tullio Scovazzi, Italy, for the EU.
Thembile Joyini
Thembile Joyini, South Africa, for the G-77/China.
Greg French
Greg French, Australia.
Delegates from Argentina and South Africa
Delegates from Argentina and South Africa conferred.
Venezuelan delegates
Venezuelan delegates conferred.
Drafting Group

A small group met to draft an informal working paper as a basis for negotiations.

Penelope Ridings
Penelope Ridings, New Zealand.
Yuji Amamiya
Yuji Amamiya, Japan.
Max Alberto Diener Sala
Max Alberto Diener Sala, Mexico.
Side Events
Sweden/GOC side event
Sweden and the Global Ocean Commission organized a side event...
Sweden/GOC side event
...on "The Ocean We Need for The Future We Want."
GOF/FAO/GEF Side Event

The Global Ocean Forum, FAO and the GEF organized a side event featuring regional perspectives on capacity development in ABNJ.

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*Meeting Website *Meeting Provisional Annotated Agenda and Organization of Work
*Meeting Side Events *Co-Chairs’ Summary of Discussions from the 8th meeting
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