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Record information and status
Record ID
116207
Status
Published
Date of creation
2021-07-08 13:12 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2021-07-08 13:12 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the Organization
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Coordinates
Coordinates
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS)
New York
United States of America
Url:https://www.un.org/Depts/los/index.htm
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • UN and other specialized agency of the UN Common System
Thematic areas
The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations with respect to their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources.
Geographical area(s) of Operations
  • Global
Organization’s profile
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea lays down a comprehensive regime of law and order in the world's oceans and seas establishing rules governing all uses of the oceans and their resources. It enshrines the notion that all problems of ocean space are closely interrelated and need to be addressed as a whole.

    The Convention was opened for signature on 10 December 1982 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This marked the culmination of more than 14 years of work involving participation by more than 150 countries representing all regions of the world, all legal and political systems and the spectrum of socio/economic development. At the time of its adoption, the Convention embodied in one instrument traditional rules for the uses of the oceans and at the same time introduced new legal concepts and regimes and addressed new concerns. The Convention also provided the framework for further development of specific areas of the law of the sea.

    The Convention entered into force in accordance with its article 308 on 16 November 1994, 12 months after the date of deposit of the sixtieth instrument of ratification or accession. Today, it is the globally recognized regime dealing with all matters relating to the law of the sea.

    The Convention (full text) comprises 320 articles and nine annexes, governing all aspects of ocean space, such as delimitation, environmental control, marine scientific research, economic and commercial activities, transfer of technology and the settlement of disputes relating to ocean matters.

Contact person
Ms. Charlotte Salpin
Office of Legal Affairs
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
New York
United States of America
Email:salpin@un.org
Url:https://www.un.org/Depts/los/index.htm
Laboratory for detection and identification of LMOs
Is this organization a laboratory or does it include a laboratory for the detection/ identification of LMOs?
No

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