Fi­jian del­e­ga­tion at­tends New York meet­ing

To dis­cuss the Con­ven­tion on the Law of the Sea

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Fiji’s Am­bas­sador for Cli­mate Change and Oceans Amena Yau­voli is cur­rently at­tend­ing the fi rst ses­sion of the Prepara­tory Com­mit­tee in New York. The Com­mit­tee is cur­rently work­ing on the devel­op­ment of an in­ter­na­tional le­gal bind­ing in­stru­ment un­der the United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on the Law of the Sea (UN­C­LOS) on the con­ser­va­tion and sus­tain­able use of marine bi­o­log­i­cal di­ver­sity of ar­eas be­yond na­tional ju­ris­dic­tion. Mr Yau­voli yes­ter­day posted on­line an up­date on the meet­ing dis­cus­sions. He wrote: “1 na­tional state­ment + 5 in­ter­ven­tions on key the­matic is­sues made in the last 3 days. Well done Team Fiji! 6 more days to go! Toso Viti.” The Prepara­tory Com­mit­tee will then make sub­stan­tive rec­om­men­da­tions to the General Assem­bly on the el­e­ments of a draft text of an in­ter­na­tional legally bind­ing in­stru­ment un­der UN­C­LOS, tak­ing into ac­count the var­i­ous re­ports of the Co-Chairs on the work re­lat­ing to the con­ser­va­tion and sus­tain­able use of marine bi­o­log­i­cal di­ver­sity.

The first ses­sion of the Prepara­tory started in New York on Mon­day and will end next Fri­day. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

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