Highlights and images for 17 July 2017


On Monday, 17 July, delegates met in plenary in the afternoon to consider a revised Chair’s text containing draft recommendations to the UN General Assembly, including preambular elements of a new international legally binding instrument on marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction and its general elements, such as use of terms, scope of application, objectives and relationships with other instruments.

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; Barbara Boechat, Brazil; Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil; Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS; and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS

Chair Carlos Sobral Duarte, Brazil

Larisa Chernysheva, Russian Federation

Luis Oña Garcés, Ecuador, on behalf of the G-77/China

Mohamed Atlassi, Morocco

Josefina Bunge, Argentina

Javier Gorostegui, Chile

Ma Xinmin, China

Shara Duncan, Costa Rica

Dhisadee Chamlongrasdr, Thailand

Jung-Eun Kim, Republic of Korea

Mamadou Diallo, Senegal

Nivaashni Devi Dharmalinyam, Malaysia

Xuan Hoang Lai, Viet Nam

Kjell Kristian Egge, Norway

Napoleon Beras, Dominican Republic

Yolannie Cerrato, Honduras

Angel Horna, Peru

View of PrepCom 4 from the perspective of the dais

L-R: John Brincat, EU, in a conversation with Zentaro Naganuma, Japan

Catherine Boucher, Canada, in a discussion with Matthías Pálsson, Iceland