The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with different partners has prepared a series of policy briefs on different issues of scope, parameters and feasibility of a potential international instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Through this series of papers IUCN aims to provide technical input to the ongoing ABNJ discussions, and thereby support the UN General Assembly decision-making process.
This IUCN series of papers was commissioned by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation with funds from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation or the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.
paper II: Enhancing Cooperation and Coordination
Paper IV: Governance principles
Paper V: Understanding ABMT and MPA
Paper XIII: Compliance and verification mechanisms