First Session of the Intergovernmental Conference on BBNJ
Dates: September 4, 2018 - September 17, 2018
Location: New York, NY
The first session of the Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) follows an organizational session (held in April 2018) and the conclusion of the fourth and concluding session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument (ILBI) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine BBNJ under UNCLOS, which was held in July 2017.
dates: 4-17 September 2018
venue: UN Headquarters
location: New York City, US