Aligns with G77+C and CLAM. Since the beginning of the negotiations over a decade ago, Costa Rica has committed to contributing towards the common goal of reaching an implementing agreement that can address the legal and implementation gaps identified at the beginning of the process. Have promoted the crucial creation of a network of interconnected and ecologically connected MPAs, fair and equitable access to MGRs, the adoption of robust and effective procedures for conducting EIAs to safeguard marine ecosystems, and capacity building and transfer of marine technology so that all state parties can achieve operationalisation. Believe that if we come back to the recent session, guided by joint responsibility to the global ocean, with the same sense of urgency that the multiple environmental challenges demand, we will very soon be able to conclude the ambitious treaty our future generations demand and deserve.