28 March - 8 April 2016 New York City, US
Preparatory Committee on BBNJ

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/292 the Preparatory Committee will make substantive recommendations to the General Assembly on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The preparatory committee will start its work in 2016, meeting from 28 March to 8 April and from 29 August to 12 September 2016.  

dates: 28 March – 8 April 2016  
venue: UN Headquarters  
location: New York City, US  
contact: UN DOALOS  
phone: +1 212-963-3962  
e-mail: doalos@un.org  
www: http://enb.iisd.org/oceans/bbnj/prepcom1/