Highlights and images for 13 July 2017


On Thursday, 13 July, the informal working group on capacity building and technology transfer continued discussions in the morning, focusing on: objectives, principles, modalities, clearinghouse mechanism, funding, monitoring and review, and definitions.

The informal working group on crosscutting issues, facilitated by Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil, focused on: institutional arrangements, including a decision-making forum, a scientific/technical body, a clearinghouse, a financial mechanism, dispute settlement, responsibility and liability, and review; and the preamble of an international legally binding instrument.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the 4th 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. The summary and analysis report is now available in HTML and PDF.

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L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; Rena Lee, Singapore, Facilitator of the informal working group on capacity building and transfer of marine technology; Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS; and Vita Onwuasoanya, UNDOALOS

Juliette Babb-Riley, Barbados, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Sabita Nakarmi, Nepal

Faiyaz Murshid Kazi, Bangladesh

Marc Richir, EU

Carlos García Reyes, Guatemala

Saifu George, Sierra Leone

Jorge Dotta, Uruguay

Vladimir Ryabinin, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

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

Riena Dwi Astuty, Indonesia

Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway

Ismail Raushan, Maldives, on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Dhisadee Chamlongrasdr, Thailand

James Ndirangu Waweru, Kenya

Rogelio Villanueva Jr., the Philippines

Mohamed Atlassi, Morocco

Audrey Naana Abayena, Ghana

Tatiana Shuvalova, Russian Federation

Luke Tang, Singapore

Jean Kenfack, Cameroon

Tevita Suka Mangisi, Tonga

Alain Tellier, Canada

Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga, Mexico

Zentaro Naganuma, Japan

Estrella Tulay, the Philippines

Landisang Kotaro, Palau

Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil, facilitating the informal working group on crosscutting issues

L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS; Barbara Boechat, Brazil; Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil; Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS; and Michele Ameri, UNDOALOS

Sibylle Vermont, Switzerland

Zakieh Taghizadeh, Iran

Metod Špaček, EU

Duncan Currie, Greenpeace

Evan Bloom, US

Oleg Rykov, Russian Federation

Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, on behalf of the African Group

Aboubacar Oulare, Guinea

Florian Botto, Monaco

L-R: Zentaro Naganuma, Japan, in a conversation with Matthías Pálsson, Iceland

Delegates from the Caribbean Community

Delegates from Germany