United Nations supports the need to protect marine biodiversity in the high seas

27 August 2013, Last updated at, 17:11 EEST
  • RSS
  • Print
Loading...
author: AFP/Scanpix

At the meeting of the UN Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction in New York from 19 to 23 August 2013, the EU delegation, headed by the Lithuanian EU Presidency’s team, represented an ambitious EU and its Member States’ position on a new implementing agreement under the Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS) to protect and conserve marine biodiversity in the high seas and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction.


The Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group reaffirmed the commitment made at the Rio+20 to address high seas protection. After intense negotiations, the result has been reached - the recommendations for the UN General Assembly were adopted. The outcome document suggests to initiate a preparatory process and to examine the feasibility of the new implementing agreement under the Law of the Sea Convention, as well as to discuss the scope and parameters of such an agreement, in the framework of the working group already at the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.

To this end, the UN working group agreed to hold focused discussions of issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction on the basis of views submitted by States in writing.

Non-governmental organizations are contributing actively to the success of the process of the protection of the high seas.
For more information, see here.

 

Check all

Search by policy areas

  • General Affairs (GAC)
  • Foreign Affairs (FAC)
  • Economic & Financial Affairs (ECOFIN)
  • Justice & Home Affairs (JHA)
  • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO)
  • Competitiveness (COMPET)
  • Transport, Telecommunications & Energy (TTE)
  • Agriculture & Fisheries (AGRI)
  • Environment (ENVI)
  • Education, Youth, Culture & Sport (EYCS)
6.5088272094727E-5

Events calendar

Search All events
Previous Next
December 2013
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
25 26 27 28 29 30
8
14
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
01 02 03 04 05
From 28.11.2013 to 29.11.2013
The 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius

News subscription

About subscription

Social Media

  • Jan 14, President @Grybauskaite_LT presented results of #EU2013LT to EP in Strasbourg. Read press release here: about 198 days ago
  • Watch live press conference of Lithuanian President @Grybauskaite_LT & EP President Schulz about 198 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: @EU2013LT gave all efforts for #EU financial stability, growth&jobs: work should be continued about 198 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: @EU2013LT gave all efforts for #EU financial stability, growth&jobs: work should be continued about 198 days ago
  • RT @EU2013LT: Today #Lithuania President @Grybauskaite_LT will present #EU2013LT results to @Europarl_EN in official closing event http://t… about 198 days ago
  • Watch live at 9am (CET) presentation by @Grybauskaite_LT of #EU2013LT results @ #EP plenary session #EbS+ @EU2013LT about 198 days ago
  • RT @EC_AVService: LIVE 09h00 CET on #EbS+ EP plenary session review of the Lithuanian Presidency @EU2013LT about 198 days ago
  • @Europarl_EN plenary session review of #EU2013LT will be streamed LIVE 9:00 CET on #EbS+ about 198 days ago
  • RT @EC_AVService: LIVE 09h00 CET on #EbS+ EP plenary session review of the Lithuanian Presidency @EU2013LT about 198 days ago
  • Today #Lithuania President @Grybauskaite_LT will present #EU2013LT results to @Europarl_EN in official closing event about 198 days ago
  • RT @Leskevicius: Definite example 2 follow: #GSC "green office" campaign goes digital & offers print on demand 4 @EUCouncil meetings. Natur… about 201 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: #Vilnius becomes a synonym for #Ukraine's European integration- from my meeting w opposition MP @Poroshenko. about 202 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: Lithuania makes the first step in exploring space. Satellites „LitSat-1“ and „LituanicaSat-1“ were successfully launch… about 203 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: One small step for space history, a big leap for #Lithuania - 1st LT satellites take off from @NASA ! #CubeSats @Lituani… about 203 days ago
  • RT @EUCouncilPress: Congratulations to the new Greek EU Council presidency- looking forward to working together! @gr2014eu #GR2014EU about 204 days ago
  • Achievements of #EU2013LT: more credible, growing and open #Europe; infographics about 206 days ago
  • #EU2013LT achievements for credible, growing and open Europe: described, counted up and collected in one place. Here: about 209 days ago
  • RT @PRLTUN: Seeing the name of #Lithuania at the #UN #SecurityCouncil- a moment of great pride for my country about 210 days ago
  • RT @francediplo: Les succès de la présidence du conseil de l'#UE par la #Lituanie qui vient de s'achever : #EU2013LT… about 210 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: First day with #Euro in #Latvia. Congratulations to our #Baltic neighbours! about 211 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: All the success for #Greece taking over the EU Presidency! @GreekPresidency @EU2013LT @gr2014eu about 211 days ago
  • #EU2013LT over, #Lithuania is now non-permanent member of @UN Security Council. For updates, follow @LithuaniaUNNY and @PRLTUN about 211 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: Good New Year' morning #Greece! Most heartfelt wishes for successful @GreekPresidency #EU! about 211 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: Congrats #Latvia! Historic moment, our neighbors is the 18th member of € zone! Hope #Lithuania will join this family next… about 211 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: Good New Year' morning #Greece! Most heartfelt wishes for successful @GreekPresidency #EU! about 211 days ago
  • RT @EU2013LTpress: Having worked for credible, growing, open Europe #EU2013LT hands @EUCouncil Presidency to #GR2014EU. Ευτυχισμένο το... about 211 days ago
  • RT @IrelandRepBru: Congrats and job well done to @EU2013LTpress; and welcome and good luck to @gr2014eu about 212 days ago
  • Having worked for credible, growing, open Europe #EU2013LT hands @EUCouncil Presidency to #GR2014EU. Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος!... about 212 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: First, singing revolution, now- singing Presidency- concluding song by the #EU2013LT team: about 212 days ago
  • As #EU2013LT comes to a close, Perm Rep Karoblis reviews accomplishments, thanks Presidency team and partners. Watch: about 212 days ago