High Seas Treaty: Palau and Chile first countries to ratify deal to protect international waters

Mon, 11 Mar 2024 12:13:52 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Around 1 per cent of the ocean beyond countries’ maritime borders is
currently protected.

Chile and Palau have become the first two countries to ratify a landmark UN
treaty for the protection of the high seas.

On Monday, Palau became the first nation to officially approve and sanction the
UN High Seas Treaty at the UN headquarters in New York.

Rebecca Hubbard, director of the High Seas Alliance, hopes that Palau “inspires
other countries to redouble their efforts to ratify the Treaty without delay so
that it can enter force as soon as possible”.

The Chilean Senate also voted unanimously in favour of ratifying the historic
conservation agreement on 17 January."

Via Future Crunch:

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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