Ecuador has been committed to the protection of the ocean and its conservation and sustainable use for many years, including the establishment of the Galapagos Marine Reserve many decades ago which is still an icon, and at the time was the third largest in the world. Would like to see in the final BBNJ agreement the operationalisation of the common heritage of mankind principle. More effort is needed to achieve an ambitious, balanced and implementable agreement for all countries, in particular for developing countries. Will come to the resumed session with the usual constructive and proactive spirit. Achieve a result by consensus, which is the fundamental element of legitimacy that is needed in international law.