A briefing on selected recent developments in ocean affairs and the law of the sea, co-organized by the United Nations Institute on Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, will take place at United Nations Headquarters on 11 September 2013. The briefing aims at providing information on selected recent developments in the field of oceans and the law of the sea to delegates, in particular new delegates, participating in informal consultations on the draft General Assembly resolutions on oceans and the law of the sea and sustainable fisheries. Particular focus will be placed on the outcomes of the meetings of bodies established by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, as well as subsidiary bodies of the General Assembly dealing with law of the sea. The programme of the briefing will also include a discussion panel to consider oceans in the context of forthcoming processes established pursuant to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio in 2012 (Rio + 20).
The course is intended for members of permanent missions who have never served in New York before and have not been assigned to their mission for more than a few months.
Diplomats from least developed countries (LDCs) and developing countries are eligible to apply for a fellowship. If you wish to apply for a fellowship (fee-waiver), please contact the UNITAR New York Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) upon completion of online registration.
All participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive a UNITAR Certificate of Completion.