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Good But Not There Yet ...
The Third Session of the Preparatory Committee (PREPCOM 3) on Marine Biodiversity beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) convened from 27 March - 7 April 2017 in New York.
It was chaired by Carlos Sobral Duarte from Brazil. Based on a Chair's non-paper on elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument (ILBI), delegates met in plenary and informal working group settings. Delegations supported the structure of the non-paper and engaged in a constructive exchange of increasingly detailed proposals on the possible elements of the ILBI. At the end of PrepCom 3, delegates requested the preparation of draft substantive recommendations for consideration by PrepCom 4 as well as an updated Chair's non-paper structuring and streamlining submissions.
For more details and analysis, please refer to UN webpage and ENB report.