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Intergovernmental Conference on 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 - Third session
  • :2019-08-19 To 2019-08-30
  • :United Nations New York, New York, USA

In its resolution 69/292 of 19 June 2015, the General Assembly decided to develop an international legally 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.

To that end, it decided to establish, prior to holding an intergovernmental conference, a Preparatory Committee, to 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 of the 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.

Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects – Twelfth meeting
  • :2019-07-29 To 2019-07-30
  • :United Nations New York, New York, USA

The Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects (Regular Process) is a global mechanism established after the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development to regularly review the environmental, economic and social aspects of the world’s oceans, both current and foreseeable. It is accountable to the United Nations General Assembly, and its purpose is to contribute to the strengthening of the regular scientific assessment of the state of the marine environment in order to enhance the scientific basis for policymaking.

Meeting of States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea – Twenty-ninth meeting
  • :2019-06-17 To 2019-06-19
  • :United Nations New York, New York, USA

The Meeting of the States Parties is convened in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides, in article 319, paragraph 2 (e), that the Secretary-General "shall convene necessary meetings of States Parties in accordance with this Convention". General Assembly resolution 37/66 approved "the assumption by the Secretary-General of the responsibilities entrusted to him under the Convention and the related resolutions". Resolutions 49/28 and 52/26 requested that the Secretary-General should continue "preparing for and convening the Meetings of States Parties to the Convention and providing the necessary services for such meetings, in accordance with the Convention".

Among other things, the Meeting elects the members of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (election of one third of the members takes place every three years) and the members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (election of all 21 members takes place every five years). It considers, annually, the report of the Tribunal and deals with its budgetary and administrative matters. It receives information provided by the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority and the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on t

United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea – twentieth meeting
  • :2019-06-10 To 2019-06-14
  • :United Nations New York, New York, USA

In 1999, the General Assembly decided to establish the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (the Consultative Process) in order to facilitate the annual review by the General Assembly, in an effective and constructive manner, of developments in ocean affairs and the law of the sea by considering the report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea and by suggesting particular issues to be considered by it, with an emphasis on identifying areas where coordination and cooperation at the intergovernmental and inter-agency levels should be enhanced (resolution 54/33).

Informal Consultations of States Parties to the UN Fish Stocks Agreement (ICSP/14) - Fourteenth round
  • :2019-05-02 To 2019-05-03
  • :United Nations New York, New York, USA

Informal Consultations of States Parties to the UN Fish Stocks Agreement (ICSP/14) - Fourteenth round

Intergovernmental Conference on 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 - second session
  • :2019-03-25 To 2019-04-05
  • :United Nations New York, New York, USA

In its resolution 69/292 of 19 June 2015, the General Assembly decided to develop an international legally 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.

To that end, it decided to establish, prior to holding an intergovernmental conference, a Preparatory Committee, to 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 of the 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.

24-25 January 2019: Multi-stakeholder dialogue and capacity-building partnership event
  • :2019-01-24 To 2019-01-25
  • :United Nations Headquarters, New York

A two-day multi-stakeholder dialogue and capacity-building partnership event (the “Event”), will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in January 2019. The planned dates for the Event are 24 to 25 January 2019. Capacity-building is one of the core objectives of the Regular Process and is pursued through a number of activities to facilitate needs-based capacity-building initiatives, including the holding of this Event. The Event is being held in accordance with the Programme of Work for the period 2017-2020 for the second cycle of the Regular Process, endorsed by the General Assembly in its resolution 71/257 of 23 December 2016 on “Oceans and the law of the sea”.

Meeting of States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea – twenty-eighth meeting (resumed)
  • :2019-01-15 To 2019-01-15
  • :United Nations New York, New York, USA

The Meeting of the States Parties is convened in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides, in article 319, paragraph 2 (e), that the Secretary-General "shall convene necessary meetings of States Parties in accordance with this Convention". General Assembly resolution 37/66 approved "the assumption by the Secretary-General of the responsibilities entrusted to him under the Convention and the related resolutions". Resolutions 49/28 and 52/26 requested that the Secretary-General should continue "preparing for and convening the Meetings of States Parties to the Convention and providing the necessary services for such meetings, in accordance with the Convention".

Among other things, the Meeting elects the members of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (election of one third of the members takes place every three years) and the members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (election of all 21 members takes place every five years). It considers, annually, the report of the Tribunal and deals with its budgetary and administrative matters. It receives information provided by the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority and the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on t

22-26 October 2018: The 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (3WSFC)
  • :2018-10-22 To 2018-10-26
  • :Chiang Mai, Thailand

The 3rd WSFC is a transdisciplinary forum for anyone interested in small-scale fisheries to participate in an interactive discussion about the future of the world's small-scale fisheries.

The overall goal of the Congress is to facilitate opportunities for researchers, students, young professionals, practitioners, fishers and fishers’ organizations, environmental groups, and policymakers to share information about all aspects of small-scale fisheries and to formulate action plans and capacity development programs to support the implementation of the SSF Guidelines.​

For more information about the call, visit the 3WSFC website at: https://toobigtoignore.wixsite.com/3wsfcongress.

18-20 October 2018: GAF7 – the 7th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • :2018-10-18 To 2018-10-20
  • :Bangkok, Thailand

The journey of the GAF network over 20 years has been slow but steady and has partnered with the Asian Fisheries Societies Triennial Forum throughout its evolution. Today the GAF is a formal Section of the Asian Fisheries Society and is embarking upon its independent journey. The first of its activities is organizing the standalone GAF7 – the 7th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries. As a standalone event, participants will have more time to interact, meet new people with similar interests, and will be able to focus more on GAF7, without having to go off to present at or chair other sessions. Participants will find that the AIT environment is very conducive to meeting, interacting and developing future collaborations.

For More information available at: https://genderaquafish.org/2017/11/28/save-the-date-gaf-7-18-20-october-2018-ait-bangkok/