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UNHQ, New York - Intergovernmental Conference, under the auspices of the United Nations, to consider recommendations on the elements and to elaborate the text of an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), with a view to developing the instrument as soon as possible.

The Conference will meet for four sessions, with the first session to be convened from 4 to 17 September 2018. The second and third sessions will take place in 2019, and the fourth session in the first half of 2020.

The Conference held a three-day organizational meeting in New York, from 16 to 18 April 2018. 

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Tuesday, 4 September, 2018 - 09:00 to Monday, 17 September, 2018 - 18:00
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United Nations
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Marine ecosystems