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Ninth Round of Informal Consultations of States
Parties to the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the
Sea Relating to the Conservation and Management
of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks


16-17 March 2010 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

UN Headquarters in New York on a sunny Spring morning during ICSP 9, March 2010.

ICSP 9

On 16-17 March, delegates met at UN Headquarters in New York for the ninth round of informal consultations of States parties to the “Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks” (also known as the “UN Fish Stocks Agreement”).

The event focused on preparations for resumed Review Conference on the UN Fish Stocks Agreement, which is taking place from 24-28 May 2010, also in New York.

Delegates at ICSP 9 consider the agenda item on future actions, including possible meetings of the Review Conference after May 2010, and future informal consultations.
Chair David Balton (right) and UNDOALOS Director Serguei Tarassenko during the discussion on possible outputs from the resumed Review Conference in May 2010."
Related Links

UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea resources
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Provisional agenda
Draft Organization of Work of the Resumed Review Conference
Report of the eighth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties

IISD RS resources
IISD RS summary and analysis of the Eighth Round of Informal Consultations of States Parties (ICSP) to the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (UNFSA), 16-19 March 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of the Seventh Round of ICSP to the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of UNCLOS Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, 11-12 March 2008, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
(HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of the Sixth Round of ICSP to the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of UNCLOS Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, 23-24 April 2007, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of the Review Conference of the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of UNCLOS Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks,
22-26 May 2006, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

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