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Law of the Sea Volume 1833 a 31363 English

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ex
officio
Vol. 1833, 1-31363
 
397
UNITED
NATIONS CONVENTION
1
ON THE
LAW
OF
THE
SEA
 She
States Parties to
this
Convention,
Prompted
by
the
desire
to settle,
in a
spirit
of
mutual understanding
and
co-operation,
all issues
relating to
the
law of the sea and aware
of
the historic significance of
this
Convention
as
an important contribution to
the
maintenance
of
peace,
justice and progress
for
all peoples of the world.Mating
that
developments since
the
United Nations Conferences
on
the
Law of
the
Sea
held at
Geneva
in
1958
and
1960
have
accentuated the need
tot
»
r»ew
and generally acceptable Convention
on
the law of
the»
sea,
Conscious
that
the problems of
ocean
space are closely interrelated and need to
be
considered
as
a
whole.
Recognizing
the
desirability of establishing through this Convention,
with due
regard
for
the
sovereignty
of all
States,
a
legal order
for
the seas and oceans which
will
facilitate international communication, and
will promote
the peaceful uses
of
the
seas and oceans,
the
equitable
and
efficient utilization of
their
resources,
the
conservation
of
their
living resources,
and
the
study,
protection and preservation of
the
marine environment,
1
Came into force
on
16
November
1994,
i.e.,
12
months
after the date
of
deposit with
the
Secretary-General
of
the United
Nations of
the
sixtieth instrument of ratification
or
accession,
in
accordance
with article
308 1):
 
ngola
1990
Antigua and
Barbuda
2
February
1989
Bahamas
29
July
1983
Bahrain
30
May
1985
Barbados
12
October
1993
Belize
13
August
1983
Botswana
2
May
1990
Brazil*
22
December
1988
Cameroon
19
November
1985
Cape Verde*
10
August
1987
Costa
Rica
21
September
1992
C te
d'Ivoire
26
March
1984
Cuba*
15
August
1984
Cyprus
12
December
1988
Djibouti
8
October
1991
Dominica
24
October
1991
Egypt*
26
August
1983
Fiji
10
December
1982
Gambia
22
May
1984
Ghana
7
June
1983
Grenada
25
April
1991
Guinea
6
September
1985
Guinea-Bissau*
25
August
1986
Guyana
16
November
1993
Honduras
5
October
1993
Iceland*
21
June
1985
Indonesia
3
February
1986
Iraq
30
July
1985
Jamaica
21
March
1983
Kenya
2
March
1989
Kuwait*
Mali
Malta*
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Micronesia Federated States
of)
Namibia
Nigeria
Oman*
Paraguay
Philippines* Saint
Kitts-et-Nevis
Saint
Lucia
Saint
Vincent and
the
Grenadines
Sao
Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles Somalia
Sudan
Togo
Trinidad and
Tobago Tunisia*
Uganda
United
Republic
of
Tanzania* Uruguay* Yemen*'
Yugoslavia*
Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe
2
May
16
July
20
May
9
August
18
March
29
April
18
April
14
August
17
August
26
September
8
May
7
January
27
March
1er
October
3
November
25
October
16
September
24
July
23
January
16
April
25
April
24
April
9
November
30
September
10
December
21
July
5
May
17
February
7
March
24
February
1986
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1991a
1983
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199319851993
19871984
1991
1989
19851985
1986
1985
1990
1985
1992198719861989
19831993
Vol.
1833, 1-31363
 
1994
Bearing
in
mind
that the
achievement of these goals
will
contribute
to
the realization
of
a
just and equitable international economic order
which
takes into
account
the interests
and needs of mankind
as
a
whole
ana,
in
particular,
the
special interests
and needs of developing
countries,
whether coastal
or
land-locked,
De.8i.ir
ing
by this
Convention
to
develop
the
principles embodied
in
resolution
2749
(XXV)
of
17
December
1970
2
in
which
the
General
Assembly of
the
United Nations solemnly declared
inter
alia
that
the
area of
the
sea-bed and
ocean
floor
and
the
subsoil
thereof,
beyond
the
limits
of
national
jurisdiction, as
well as
its
resources, are
the common heritage
of
mankind;
the
exploration
and
exploitation
of
which shall be carried out
for the
benefit of mankind
as
a
whole,
irrespective of
the
geographical location of
States,
Believing
that
the
codification and progressive development of
the
law
of
the
sea achieved
in
this Convention will contribute
to
the strengthening
of
peace,
security,
co-operation and
friendly
relations among all nations
in
conformity with
the
principles
of
justice and equal rights and
will
promote
th«
economic and
social
advancement
of all
peoples
of
the
world,
in
accordance with
the
Purposes and Principles
of
the
United Nations
as
set
forth
in
the Charter,
MUjOEJM
that
matters
not
regulated
by this
Convention continue to be governed
by
the
rules and
principles of general international
law.
Have
agreed
as
follows
In
addition,
and prior
to
the
entry
into
force of
the
Convention,
the
following
States also deposited instruments of ratification, accession or notification of succession:
 d)
Bosnia
and
Herzegovinia
12
January
1994d
 With
effect from
16
November
1994.)
Comoros
21
June
 With
effect from
16
November
1994.)
Sri
Lanka
19
July With
effect from
16
November
1994.)
Viet
Nam*
25
July With
effect from
16
November
1994.)
 d)
199419941994
The former
Yugoslav Republic
of Macedonia
19
August
1994d
 With
effect from
16
November
1994.)
Australia
5
October
1994
 With
effect from
16
November
1994.)
Germany
14
October
1994a
 With
effect from
16
November
1994.)
Mauritius
4
November
1994
 With
effect from
16
November
1994.)
 
For
the
declarations made
upon ratification
or
accession, see
vol.
1835,
p.
105.
**
Democratic
Yemen
ratified
the
Convention on
21
July
1987.
Subsequently,
the
Yemen Arab Republic
and the People's
Democratic Republic of Yemen
merged
on
22
May
1990
to form
the
Republic of
Yemen.
The Republic of Yemen
is
considered a
party
to
the
Convention
as
from
the
date
when Democratic Yemen became a
party
to
the
Convention.
 
United Nations,
A/8028),
p.
24.

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