Viet Nam signs Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty
VGP - Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son signed the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty within the framework of the 78th session (UNGA 78) in New York, the U.S., on September 20.
Viet Nam is among first countries signing the treaty, a clear evidence of the fact that Viet Nam is an active and responsible member of the international community, and standing ready to join hands with countries around the world to solve global problems, contributing to peace, prosperity and sustainable development.
Over 60 nations are expected to sign the treaty. The adoption and signing of the treaty marks a historic milestone in the international community's efforts to protect the marine environment, in the context of implementing the UN Agenda 2030, especially the Goal 14 on conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
This is the third agreement negotiated and signed within the framework of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982), reaffirming the role and importance of the Convention as a legal framework for all activities at sea and in oceans.
The treaty will take effect after being ratified and approved by 60 countries./.