Following nearly 20 years of discussions at the United Nations, governments are in the final stages of negotiating a new United Nations Treaty that would ensure the meaningful protection of ocean life found in this great global commons. This will be a key step towards moving the planet closer to the goal of protecting at least 30 percent of the ocean by 2030, the minimum level of protection scientists recommend for a healthy ocean.
As these negotiations continue in the United Nations over the coming months, it is critical that supporters RISE UP and call on world leaders to urgently support the adoption of an ambitious High Seas Treaty for the sake of the ocean, the planet, and all of us.
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Latest update: The UN convened its fourth and supposedly final round of negotiations for a new High Seas Treaty at the UN Headquarters in New York between 7th and 18th March. Some small progress was made across all parts of the package, with “joint proposals” discussed across the 2 weeks. The President of the IGC will now produce a new draft of the Treaty for Governments to consider further, along with a recommendation for the IGC to meet again in August to conclude its work, although this will require additional agreement of the U.N. General Assembly.