2022, December 10.
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) - 40th
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,
Singles, Sheets of 40
12p - Philippine Delegation with Senator Arturo
M. Tolentino -
First Day Covers:
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) -
The United Nations
Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Lays down a comprehensive regime of
law and order in the world's oceans and seas establishing rules
governing all uses of the oceans and their resources. It enshrines
the notion that all problems of ocean space are closely interrelated
and need to be addressed as a whole.
The Convention was opened for signature on 10
December 1982 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This marked the culmination
of more than 14 years of work involving participation by more than
150 countries representing all regions of the world, all legal and
political systems and the spectrum of socio/economic development.
The Philippines was represented by a Philippine Delegation headed by
Senator Arturo M. Tolentino.
At the time of its
adoption, the Convention embodied in one instrument traditional
rules for the uses of the oceans and at the same time introduced new
legal concepts and regimes and addressed new concerns. The
Convention also provided the framework for further development of
specific areas of the law of the sea.
Today, it is globally recognized in
dealing with all matters relating to the law of the sea.