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Thirteenth Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

29 May - 1 June 2012 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

ICP-13On Thursday, 31 May 2012, the Consultative Process convened for a morning plenary session to discuss: a general exchange of views on marine renewable energies (MREs); inter-agency cooperation and coordination; the process for the selection of topics and panelists so as to facilitate the work of the General Assembly; and issues that could benefit from attention in future work of the General Assembly on oceans and the law of the sea. The plenary session ended at 11:36 am to allow time for preparation of the Co-Chairs’ summary, which will be available at 10:00 am on Friday, 1 June 2012.
North Lawn Building
The North Lawn Building seen from the gardens, which are in full bloom at this time of year.
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Dais shot

The dais at the start of the morning session.

Co-Chair Meetarbhan
Co-Chair Amb. Milan Meetarbhan, Mauritius.
Andrew Hudson
Andrew Hudson, Coordinator, UN-OCEANS.
Around the Consultative Process
Delegates conferring
Delegates conferred after the day's meeting.
Don Mackay conferring
Co-Chair Amb. Don Mackay, New Zealand, chatted with a delegate.
Delegates conferring
Delegates conferred.
Brazilian delegates with Daniela Diz
Maria Teresa Mesquita Pessôa and another Brazilian delegate conferred with Bulletin writer Daniela Diz.
East River Panorama

A panoramic view of the East River on a beautiful, sunny spring day.

Related Links
UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea resources
*Meeting website
*Format and annotated provisional agenda
*Background document
*Preparatory meeting, 3 April 2012

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What a stylish tote bag behind those conferring delegates. Surely the must-have fashion accessory for Rio+20.