Agenda –

  • Reviewing the charter of UNCLOS  with special emphasis on marine piracy
  • Reviewing the extended continental shelf with a special emphasis on South China sea

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.

In this session of the UNCLOS, the focus will be on reviewing the UNCLOS charter, emphasising the issue of maritime piracy. The plundering, hijacking and detention of ships in international waters has evolved over the centuries, but remains a challenge to international law. The debate will also encircle the extended continental shelf with special emphasis on south china sea. This year’s UNCLOS will have to confront threats both old and new.