State Parties urged to find 'landing zones' and 'bridging areas' as BBNJ negotiation intensifies

United States, Aug. 28 -- State Parties negotiating the new High Seas treaty in New York are being urged to address current gaps in the negotiations and focus on 'landing zones and bridging areas' rat... Read More

High Seas Alliance urge State Parties to step-up and commit to higher ambition at BBNJ negotiations

United States, Aug. 27 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in New York One of the influential observer groups at the high seas treaty negotiations, the High Seas Alliance, has urged States Parties t... Read More

ISA launches new DeepData initiative to mark its 25th anniversary

United States, Aug. 27 -- The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has launched its new database initiative, DeepData, collected from its exploration activities in the international seabed area for th... Read More

Palau pushes for protection measures for its marine biodiversity in the new High Seas Treaty

United States, Aug. 27 -- The Republic of Palau, one of the State Parties negotiating a new legally binding High Seas treaty wants to ensure protection measures are in place to safeguard its marine bi... Read More

Collective interests of the Pacific key in BBNJ negotiations underway in New York

United States, Aug. 26 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in New York As negotiation intensifies this week, Pacific negotiators remain united in asserting the region's collective interest to ensure... Read More

Interview with Peni Suveinakama, OPOC Manager and Ocean Analyst on BBNJ IGC3 negotiations

United States, Aug. 26 -- Pacific negotiators enter the second week of BBNJ IGC3 negotiations in New York this week with clear mandates to push for their national and collective key negotiating positi... Read More

Kiribati cautious of the impact of new BBNJ treaty on existing fisheries management frameworks in the Pacific

United States, Aug. 25 -- As negotiators re-convene in New York this week to debate a new treaty on biodiversity in ocean areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), Kiribati has reminded negotiators t... Read More

Solomon Islands still torn between China and Taiwan

Solomon Islands, Aug. 25 -- In June, then newly elected Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced that the Pacific nation would decide within 100 days whether to switch diplomatic rec... Read More

Negotiators yet to find common ground on issues that's dividing BBNJ treaty negotiations at the UN

United States, Aug. 25 -- At the end of the first week of negotiations on a new global legal instrument to oversee the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national ... Read More