6 July 2023: BBNJ Informal Dialogue

[20:00 SGT / 14:00 CEST / 08:00 EDT]

The dialogue will invite experts from other treaty processes to share their insight on ratification and entry into force, followed by questions and dialogue with participants.

Evolution of the BBNJ Informal Dialogue Platform

From February 2023, the “High Seas Treaty Dialogues” will evolve into a multi-year informal Track 1.5 platform “BBNJ Informal Dialogues” will continue to advance progress toward the finalization of an agreement and progress pre- and post-entry into force of the agreement.

21 virtual dialogues and 6 in person dialogues will be organized between January 2023 and December 2026.

The continued platform will include an Advisory Committee, Ad hoc Committee and a Consultative Network.

The Advisory Committee: will comprise select representatives from government, UN Member State regional groups and leading marine/ocean conservation organizations. The committee will meet regularly to plan the substance and details of the BBNJ Informal Dialogues. 

The Ad hoc Committee: will be convened to work on time-bound issues in support of the BBNJ informal Track 1.5 dialogues. Composition and tasks of the Ad hoc Committee will change over time.

Consultative Network: will include a wide group of representatives from government, civil society, and the private sector as well as scientists, economists and academics. It will meet three times a year to discuss crucial and timely issues related to the adoption, entry into force and implementation of the BBNJ agreement.