I. Preambular elements

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From the report of the BBNJ Preparatory Committee established by General Assembly resolution 69/292, 31/07/17 :

The text would set out broad contextual issues, such as:

  • a description of the considerations that led to the development of the instrument, including key concerns and issues;
  • a recognition of the central role of the Convention and the role of other existing relevant legal instruments and frameworks and relevant global, regional and sectoral bodies for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction;
  • a recognition of the need to enhance cooperation and coordination for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction;
  • a recognition of the need for assistance so that developing countries, in particular geographically disadvantaged States, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States, as well as coastal African States, can participate effectively in the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction;
  • a recognition of the need for the comprehensive global regime to better address the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction;
  • an expression of conviction that an agreement for the implementation of the relevant provisions of the Convention would best serve these purposes and contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security;
  • an affirmation that matters not regulated by the Convention, its Implementing Agreements or the instrument continue to be governed by the rules and principles of general international law.

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