Pursuant to General Assembly Resolution 77/248 (para. 275), the resumed fifth session of the intergovernmental conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction is currently being held, 20 February – 3 March 2023, at UNHQ (New York, USA). In preparation for the resumed fifth session, a Further refreshed draft text of an agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (12 December 2022) (see further, tracked changes version) was made public on 1 February 2023. Furthermore, on 1 February 2023 the Compilation of outcomes of small group work submitted after the issuance of the Refreshed draft text and Ending point of the Facilitators-led discussions held on 26 August 2022 was made public. For further information see previous reporting.
Further Refreshed Draft Text of a BBNJ Agreement
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