“Global Agreement for High Seas Biodiversity Reached After Decade of Talks: UN Treaty Brings Hope for Protecting Our Oceans”

After a decade of negotiations, a historic agreement has been reached on an Ocean Treaty. The treaty aims to protect the world’s oceans and their biodiversity. The treaty, signed by 64 nations, comes after lengthy discussions at the United Nations and marks the first legally binding international agreement to protect high seas biodiversity.

The UN High Seas Treaty was needed to address the vast area of the oceans that fall outside countries’ jurisdiction. The treaty establishes regulations to protect the marine environment, including the preservation of vulnerable marine ecosystems.

Despite the milestone agreement, differences remain among countries discussing how to share genetic resources found in the high seas. These resources, such as plant and animal genes and minerals, have become an important issue in the negotiations. The disagreement has left the crucial high seas treaty stuck, with no clear path to resolution.

Experts warn that without a comprehensive agreement on the sharing of genetic resources, the conservation benefits of the treaty could be undermined. The sharing of genetic resources is seen as critical to promoting sustainable ocean use and economic development.

The final day of talks saw nations working to resolve their differences and ensure the treaty can be put into effect. The treaty will provide a framework to manage human activities in the high seas and will be a significant step towards safeguarding the world’s oceans.