Suggestion 1: General Provision[edit | edit source]
Applies to marine areas beyond national jurisdiction, including the high seas and the Area, as defined in the UNCLOS Convention.
Suggestion 2: Similar to UNFSA Article 1[edit | edit source]
For the purposes of this Agreement:
a) "States Parties" means States which have consented to be bound by this Agreement and for which the Agreement is in force.
b) This Agreement applies mutatis mutandis:
(i) to any entity referred to in article 305, paragraph 1 (c), (d) and (e), of the Convention, and
(ii) subject to article X, to any entity referred to as an "international organization" in Annex IX, article 1, of the Convention which becomes a Party to this Agreement, and to that extent "States Parties" refers to those entities.
References: UNFSA Article 1