Relationship to UNCLOS and other instruments and frameworks and relevant global, regional and sectoral bodies

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From the procedural report of the BBNJ Preparatory Committee, 31/07/17 :

With regard to the relationship to the Convention, the text would state that nothing in the instrument shall prejudice the rights, jurisdiction and duties of States under the Convention. It would further state that the instrument shall be interpreted and applied in the context of and in a manner consistent with the Convention.

The text would state that the instrument would promote greater coherence with and complement existing relevant legal instruments and frameworks and relevant global, regional and sectoral bodies. It would also state that the instrument should be interpreted and applied in a manner which would not undermine these instruments, frameworks and bodies.

The text could recognize that the legal status of non-parties to the Convention or any other related agreements with regard to those instruments would not be affected.

From Chair's indicative suggestions document 31/05/17:

With regard to the relationship to UNCLOS, the text would state that nothing in the instrument shall prejudice the rights, jurisdiction and duties of States under UNCLOS. It would further state that the instrument shall be interpreted and applied in the context of and in a manner consistent with UNCLOS.

The text would also state that the instrument should not undermine existing relevant legal instruments and frameworks and relevant global, regional and sectoral bodies.


Suggestion 1: Regional cooperation

Provisions to strengthen regional level cooperation, to align and support the achievement of both global and regional-specific goals and objectives. Regional cooperation would require States Parties to work within these organizations to develop and apply proactive regional and sectoral biodiversity strategies and action plans, building on the model and provisions of the CBD for integrating biodiversity considerations into all aspects of management. The core part of this process would be consultation.


Notes:

References: CBD integrated ecosystem service approach


Suggestion 2:

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