Delegates Begin Text-Based Deliberations for First-Ever Treaty on Managing Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction Areas, at Start of Conference Session

The process of drafting the first-ever treaty addressing marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction entered a new phase today as Member States began text-based deliberations, with a view to reaching an agreement by the first half of 2020…

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Indigenous Peoples Must Be Part of High-Level Decision-Making, Speakers Stress, Calling for Observer Status in General Assembly, as Permanent Forum Continues

The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today heard myriad challenges these communities face in pursuing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as calls for indigenous peoples’ inclusion at the highest level of decision-making by gr…

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Partnering with Custodians of Traditional Knowledge Key to Tackling Climate Change, Protecting Humanity, Speakers Stress as Permanent Forum Continues Session

Protecting and partnering with the custodians of traditional knowledge must be an active part of the solution to climate change consequences for the benefit of all humankind, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues heard today as its eighteenth sessio…

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International Treaty Framework Is Foundation of Rules-Based Order, Speakers Tell Sixth Committee, Calling for Review, Modernization

Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism, Criminal Accountability of Officials, Experts on Mission Debates ConcludesIncreasing the efficiency of the registration process for treaties will contribute to an improved international treaty framewo…

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Delegates Say New Marine Biodiversity Treaty Must Respect Jurisdiction of Coastal States over Their Continental Shelf, as Intergovernmental Conference Continues

The intergovernmental conference to draft the first‑ever treaty to conserve and protect marine diversity on the high seas concluded its general discussions today before moving to informal negotiations on the text, with speakers calling for a univ…

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Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity

Note: A complete summary of today’s meetings will be available after their conclusion.General Exchange of Views

The representative of Indonesia, associating himself with the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, said mari…

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Speakers Call for Alternative Solutions, Disaggregated Data to Keep 2030 Agenda on Track, as High-Level Political Forum Concludes First Week of Meetings

Wrapping up its first week of meetings examining progress and challenges on efforts to achieve the objectives set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development held two panels on two …

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Speakers Highlight Importance of Universal Electricity Access, Disaster Resilience to Achieving Sustainable Development, as High-Level Political Forum Continues

Despite significant progress in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world is not yet on track to achieve universal access to electricity by 2030, as set out in Goal 7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Economic and Social Council…

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