9th meeting of the BBNJ Working Group


At the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Working Group reached a consensus on the decision to develop a new International Legally Binding Instrument (ILBI) regarding BBNJ under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and started a negotiation process. The four preparatory committee meetings was planned to be held in 2016-2017 as a preliminary preparation for formal negotiations.