Conservation and Sustainable use of Marine Biological Diversity ..

Insight from within the walls of the United Nations

World Information Transfer

Wayne Dean Doyle

UN Headquarters, Conference room B

August 20th, 2013 10:00a.m- 1:00p.m

Marine Biodiversity

This AD Hoc group, although robustly represented at the United Nations today, quickly became thwarted very early in proceedings. Agenda item four, which is comprised of  conservation and sustainable use of capacity building and the transfer of marine technology, impact assessment and genetic resources, seemed to cause most concern.

Fiji speaking on behalf of the working group 77 stated it could not make a statement as a general consensus hadn’t been reached.   Shortly after  Fiji  made the following statement  for the group of 77.   “In relation to agenda item four, we feel there needs to be some international framework or instrument needed to implement the Law of the Sea effectively on a global scale,” stated Fiji.

The representative of Iceland stressed the importance of preparation in order to fully take advantage of the deliberations…

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