Final G20 Leaders’ Communiqué urges the finalization of the High Seas Treaty as soon as possible


G20 Leaders met in Rome, Italy for the G20 Leaders’ Summit from 30-31 October, with the final Communiqué from the Summit including positive language on the High Seas Treaty and the need to conclude negotiations as soon as possible.


Full Text (Page 7): “We highlight the importance of parties to UNCLOS making progress as soon as possible in the ongoing negotiations for an ambitious and balanced international legally binding instrument under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.”

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