UN Begins Talks on World’s First Treaty to Regulate High Seas

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 7 2018 (IPS) - After several years of preliminary discussions, the United Nations has begun its first round of inter-governmental negotiations to draft the world’s first legally binding treaty to protect and regulate the “high seas”—which, by definition, extend beyond 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) and are considered “international waters” shared globally.

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Last updated on 10 September 2018