No doubt that IGC5 has been the session in which the most progress has been made of the entire conference. In some chapters important progress has been made. CLAM has participated in the session in an active and constructive manner, with the objective of concluding our work and achieving the goal of adopting a robust treaty. CLAM has also made concessions on issues that are very important to our group, including moving away from our position on licenses for accessing MGRs and lay the ground for the accepted self declaratory. Do not believe that this level of flexibility was shared by all which makes it difficult to reach agreement and reduces the chances of finding compromised solutions to central issues in all chapters of the draft treaty. One example has been the lack of openness in the chapter of MGRs, particularly with regards to monetary benefit sharing. MGRs are a common heritage of humankind, not only recognition of ownership, it represents joint responsibility for their conservation. Evident need for multilateralism, joint management, transparency and global ocean governance. CLAM is convinced of the importance of the BBNJ treaty and of the profound positive impact it can have on the governance of the seas. Support the approach of suspending IGC5 and convening a resumed session as soon as possible. Reaffirm the need to respect and employ all 6 official languages of the UN throughout the process. CLAM is fully committed to the urgent and successful conclusion of a BBNJ treaty but the urgency must not come at the cost of ambition. Believe it will be useful to identify those key issues on which, beyond technical matters, political agreements are still needed. Resumed session should convene as soon as possible. Now is the time to step up the pace and show real determination and political will to achieve a BBNJ treaty.