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Saint Lucia Signs Historic High Seas Treaty


Prime Minister, Hon. Philip J. Pierre in the margins of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Week, signed the landmark Agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (referred to as the BBNJ Agreement).

The ocean plays a critical role in the economy and regulating climate, this global is designed to ensure marine resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction or what is commonly called the “high seas” are preserved against increasing human and natural threats.

For Small Island Developing States like Saint Lucia, this agreement provides a framework for a fair and equitable receipt of benefits from the utilisation of marine resources in the high seas, as well as capacity building and transfer of marine technology.

Having participated in the negotiations of this treaty, Saint Lucia is amongst one of the first countries to sign this agreement.

This demonstrates the Government of Saint Lucia’s continued commitment in leading the global effort for advancing the development of resilient ecosystems, covering both land and marine based resources.

The signing of this agreement is one of the highlights in the schedule of activities for the Saint Lucia delegation at this year’s UN High Level Week Meetings.

Prime Minister Pierre was the sixth world leader to sign this agreement.

SOURCE: Office of the Prime Minister

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  1. This government is quick to use the word “FIRST” but I hope this not so bright politician knows what he is doing. Hope he is not selling us short like Kenny did with Grynberg Petroleum Company.

  2. I hope mate understood what he signed there, and didn’t just click “i agree” like we do when signing up for a social media account. We agree without fully understanding what we’re signing up for.

    + Nothing about PIP says world leader. He always looks lost and out of place. He has to work on presenting himself confidently.

  3. ###@SUMO


  4. I don’t mean to demean him at all, but I listened to him addressing the ‘Climate ambition Summit’ the speech was well written for his delivery, but atlas his verbal impediment sucks; he has never been an effective speaker and his eloquence as a Prime Minister is not better than a 10th grade student at a recital. Don’t think that I dislike him, but he is now the Prime Minister of our Country and I expect better.
    We are living at a time that I believe a disastrous world war is any time; It is important to note that we will need all the Aid We can get, we will need a very effective and convincing speaker. Not one with his head down reading from a prepared speech. It is necessary to study your speech, memories it, stand up, do not sit and read it out, stand and smile, be bold and resolute with the strength of the Almighty with you.

  5. Why are they interfering in what belong to god their have no such thing as climate chance global warming when u see god ready for u all im a labor but I hate stupid ness

  6. This Agreement does not apply to any warship, military aircraft or naval auxiliary. Except for Part II, this Agreement does not apply to other vessels or aircraft owned or operated by a Party and used, for the time being, only on government non-commercial service.



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