High Seas Treaty Dialogue: 29-30 March 2021 Cross-cutting Issues


The topics of discussion for this High Seas Dialogue on Cross-cutting Issues include:

  • March 29th: Institutional Arrangements: building on discussion outcomes from Ambassador Lee’s March Intersessional Presidential forum, and Decision-Making: COP and subsidiary bodies mentioned in article 48, Scientific and Technical Body, Secretariat and Clearing-House Mechanism.
  • March 30th: Continuation of Day 1, plus Scope of Application (article 3(2)) and General Principles and Approaches (article 5).

The High Seas Treaty Dialogues are bringing together government representatives and experts in a Track 1.5 dialogue to make concrete progress toward the adoption of a United Nations “High Seas Treaty” – an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Since April 2020 the High Seas Treaty Dialogues have convened delegates online, hosted by the governments of Belgium, Monaco and Costa Rica in collaboration with the High Seas Alliance. The High Seas Treaty Dialogues are organized and administrated by The International Center for Dialogue and Peace-building.

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