Group to Study Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity

19.08.13 - 23.08.13

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 67/78, paragraph 184, the sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating  to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction will take place in New York from 19 to 23 August 2013.

Invitations to the meeting were sent on 29 May 2013 to all States Members of the United Nations and all parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, as well as to entities that have received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the work of the General Assembly pursuant to its relevant resolutions, competent specialized agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations, other competent intergovernmental organizations, and relevant non-governmental organizations.

Working documents

The provisional agenda for the meeting is available from the website of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs (DOALOS), at, as document A/AC.276/L.9.

The draft format and annotated provisional agenda and organization of work is also available on the website of DOALOS as document A/AC.276/L.10.

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