The Fifth 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) convened from 15-26 August 2022. However, negotiations could not be completed. It was decided that BBNJ IGC-5 would resume in early 2023.
The resumed BBNJ IGC-5 will take place from 20 February to 3 March 2023 in New York, US. Read Earth Negotiations Bulletin coverage of BBNJ IGC-5 talks here.
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dates: 20 February – 3 March 2023
location: New York City, US