March, 2020

202023MarAll Day03AprU.N. Law of the Sea, BBNJ Treaty – 4th (Final) Negotiation Session on the international, legally binding instrument under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea re the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ)(All Day) UN Headquarters Organizer: United Nations Region:InternationalTopic:Ocean Policy,Science PolicyCost:No CostCountry:United States of AmericaConfidence:High TagsWeekday

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In its resolution 72/249 of 24 December 2017, the General Assembly decided to convene an Intergovernmental Conference, under the auspices of the United Nations, to consider the recommendations of the Preparatory Committee established by resolution 69/292 of 19 June 2015 on the elements and to elaborate the text of an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, with a view to developing the instrument as soon as possible.

In accordance with resolution 72/249, the Conference held a three-day organizational meeting in New York, from 16 to 18 April 2018, to discuss organizational matters, including the process for the preparation of the zero draft of the instrument.

The Conference will meet for four sessions. The first session was convened from 4 to 17 September 2018 and the second session from 25 March to 5 April 2019. The third session was convened from 19 to 30 August 2019. The fourth session will take place at UN Headquarters from 23 March to 3 April 2020.

Time

Monday, March 23 - 12:00am 2020 - Friday, April 3 - 11:59pm 2020

Location

UN Headquarters

Organizer

United Nations

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