UN Begins Talks on World’s First Treaty to Regulate High Seas

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UNITED NATIONS, Sep 7 2018 (IPS) – After several years of preliminary discussions, the United Nations has begun its first round of inter-governmental negotiations to draft the world’s first legally binding treaty to protect and regulate the “high seas”—which, by definition, extend beyond 200 nautical miles (370…

  • Thalif Deen

“The high seas cover half our planet and are vital to the functioning of the whole ocean and all life on Earth.

Psol 1aThe current high seas governance system is weak, fragmented and unfit to address the threats we now face in the 21stt century from climate change, illegal and overfishing, plastics pollution and…

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