14 March, 2023

On the 4th March 2023, after almost two decades of discussion, including 5 years of negotiations, the world’s governments finalized a new United Nations Treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). This new Treaty addresses many of the governance gaps that have plagued the ocean, setting out clearer ways to conserve biodiversity in the High Seas.

Download an overview of some of the key questions and answers regarding this new High Seas Treaty.

Continue reading Treaty Q&A

1 July, 2016

Greenpeace’s recommendations on the identification, designation, management and enforcement of marine protected areas and marine reserves in areas beyond national jurisdiction under the new UN Ocean Agreement.

Produced by: Greenpeace

Download paper, here.

1 May, 2014

The Tenth Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is meeting at the United Nations in New York from 31 March-4 April. 

The High Seas Alliance and Deep Sea Conservation Coalition have made a submission on proposed elements for inclusion in an Ocean SDG: achieve healthy, productive and resilient oceans. 

Produced by the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, High Seas Alliance

Download PDF, here.