Assembly Marks 30th Anniversary of “Constitution for Oceans”
The General Assembly marked the 30th anniversary of the launch of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which is often called the “constitution for the oceans.”
Rodney Charles (centre), Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the UN and Vice-President of the Assembly, chairs the meeting. He is flanked by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and Jean-Jacques Graisse, Acting Head of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management. Standing in the background is Ion Botnaru, Director of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Affairs Division.