Facilitator - Alice Revell of New Zealand, Report on ABMT Working Group, September 14th:

Met on Friday 7th, Monday 10th and Thursday 13th of September. Discussions were structured around sections in  President’s aid, related to: objectives of ABMTs including MPAs, relationship to measures under relevant instruments, process of ABMTs, identification of areas, designation process, implementation, monitoring and review, cross-cutting: use of terms, international cooperation, institutional arrangements, CLHM, general principles. … Continued


Ambassador Janine Felson, September 14th: Report on MGR Working Group

Met for one and half days during Tue 11th, Wed 12th, Thurs 13th of September. Structured around sections in President's aid - scope, access and benefit sharing, monitoring and cross cutting elements. Will share main trends. Scope - manner in which geographic scope reflected in ILBI, some convergence on ILBI should apply to MGR in … Continued


EU, September 14th: Discussion of the path forward and the zero draft

Full trust in the President. Emphasizes that EU would like to begin text based negotiations, like to see a zero draft provided by the President and under her responsibility. Prior to IGC 1 more debate was needed, now we think that we have had comprehensive debates. We heard opinions, views and concerns, constructive and interactive … Continued


Monaco, September 14th: Discussion of the path forward and the zero draft

Commends the President on the able leadership in the Conference, DOALOS for their work, also the interpreters. These two weeks have allowed us to progress in the elaboration of the ILBI under UNCLOS. Exchanges during the Working Groups were fruitful, positions were reaffirmed and clarified, we have made significant progress. Commends Facilitators guiding our work. … Continued