STRONG High Seas – Towards an Effective High Seas Treaty: Building on and Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance

25/03/2019 - 1:15 - 2:30

Conference room 4, UN Headquarters

Strong regional and sectoral governance mechanisms will underpin an ambitious and effective international treaty, which will in turn provide further support for regional initiatives. During IGC-2, delegations and observers will continue to consider the role and contributions of existing organisations and instruments within the framework of the future UNCLOS Implementing Agreement, but are yet to converge on a consensus regarding the modalities for effectively building on and fostering existing governance mechanisms in relation to the new treaty.

This side event will present the ongoing work of the STRONG High Seas project and provide an informal space for discussion of these issues.

Hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the STRONG High Seas Project