Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: towards the last round of negotiations

The negotiations for an international treaty on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) are now approaching the fourth and last session. During the third round of negotiations in New York City in August 2019, progress was made in advancing the draft text of the treaty. In particular, the …

EU speaks out at UN General Assembly in favour of better managed oceans and sustainable fishing

Oceans, seas and their resources are an important part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The international community has the responsibility to implement agreed commitments properly in order to counter the major threats to the marine environment and ensure that sustainable development targets are met. This was the EU’s message …

United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda

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UN 25th Meeting of States’ Parties to UNCLOS

UN 25th Meeting of States’ Parties to UNCLOS