History High Sea Treaty to be signed….
The historic High Seas Treaty, the first international agreement aimed at safeguarding the millions of species that live in the world’s oceans, was finally adopted on Saturday, April 4, after more than 20 years of discussions involving more than 100 UN members.
On Saturday night in New York, the proceedings were concluded by conference chair Rena Lee. The document will now be submitted to every country so that their legislators can sign and ratify it.
By 2030, the treaty will have converted 30% of the world’s land and water regions into protected areas. Just 1% of the waters are currently protected.