Nicaragua took the floor to point out that they have called on various working groups to ensure that the Conference frames its work within the mandate established in resolution 72/249 which states that, the Conference will address the topics identified in the package agreed in 2011, namely the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, in particular, together and as a whole, marine genetic resources, including questions on the sharing of benefits, measures such as area-based management tools, including marine protected areas, environmental impact assessments and capacity-building and the transfer of marine technology. The results of the Conference must be fully compatible with the stipulations of UNCLOS and that is not the case. A series of procedures is being established here that undermine the bodies and the legal framework established by the Convention. developed countries pollute the seas more than developing countries. A representative from one huge regional body has pledged 800 million – that’s nothing for the pollution that they put out. Each one of us should take responsibility for our pollution. We need to work towards fully conserving and sustainably using our marine resources. Nicaragua called on leaders to redirect the work being done with a greater respect for the mandate of the Conference.