4th Session of the Intergovernmental Conference on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ IGC-4)

  • Date
    07.03.22 > 18.03.22
  • Time
    12:00 am
  • Location
    New York City, United States of America

An intergovernmental conference exploring the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Date: Monday-Friday, 7-18 March 2022

The official name for the negotiating body for the treaty is the ‘Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ).’ This body was established following a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2017. BBNJ IGC-4 is the Fourth Session of the IGC on an international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

As part of our commitments to explore solutions that connect social, economic and environmental challenges afflicting the biological diversity of aquatic food systems, WorldFish’s Interim Director General, Essam Yassin Mohammed, will be supporting the goals of BBNJ IGC-4 by participating and showcasing our research and innovation in relation to the WorldFish’s ‘2030 Research and Innovation Strategy‘ and CGIAR’s initiative in ‘Resilient Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet.’

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