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Intergovernmental Conference on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction - first substantive session
4 Sep 2018 -  First substantive session, Tuesday, 04 September 2018, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Opening of the session.

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(BBNJ, first session) The Intergovernmental conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction will address the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, in particular, together and as a whole, marine genetic resources, including questions on the sharing of benefits, measures such as area-based management tools, including marine protected areas, environmental impact assessments and capacity-building and the transfer of marine technology.