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2022, December 10.  United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) - 40th Anniversary

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12p - Philippine Delegation with Senator Arturo M. Tolentino  - 



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United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) - 40th Anniversary

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.



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