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The Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II)

The second World Ocean Assessment provides an update to the first Assessment, taking into account developments and changes known to have occurred since 2015, and complements it by describing furthe

r human interactions with the ocean. Most of the text of the second Assessment was written before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will take time for the full implications of the pandemic to become apparent. Where appropriate, the second Assessment provides an evaluation of how the developments and changes since the first World Ocean Assessment contribute to the achievement of relevant Sustainable Development Goals. Developments and changes relevant to the societal goals of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (see resolution 72/73) are also indicated.

To read the volume 1:  https://www.un.org/regularprocess/sites/www.un.org.regularprocess/files/...

To read the volume 2:  https://www.un.org/regularprocess/sites/www.un.org.regularprocess/files/...

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4th Session of BNJ Prep Com, UN HQ

4th Session of the Preparatory Committee on Development of an International Legally Binding Instrument under UNCLOS on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Ar

eas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BNJ)

10-21 July 2017 | UN Headquarters, New York

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, is providing daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the meeting at: http://enb.iisd.org/oceans/bbnj/prepcom4/

Official website: http://www.un.org/depts/los/biodiversity/prepcom.htm