The third session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) 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 the first and second sessions, which took place in September 2018 and March-April 2019, respectively.
Delegates are expected to consider, inter alia, a “no-options” document containing treaty text prepared by IGC President Rena Lee.
dates: 19-30 August 2019
venue: UN Headquarters
location: New York City, US