United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

 

  • The UNCLOS(United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea), also called the Law of the sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty, is the international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea(UNCLOS III), which took place from 1973 through 1982.
  • The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world’s oceans, establishing guidelines for business, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources. The Convention, concluded in 1982, replaced four 1958 treaties, UNCLOS came into force in 1994.

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