Japan’s Contribution to the Trust Fund for the purpose of defraying the costs of participation of the members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf from developing States in the meetings of the Commission

June 12, 2018
Japanese

  1. 1. On Tuesday, June 12 (Monday, June 11 local time), at the 28th Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) held at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, the Government of Japan would contribute 60,000 US dollars to the Trust Fund for the purpose of defraying the costs of participation of the members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf from developing States in the meetings of the Commission.

    2. The Commission, established in accordance with UNCLOS, assumes the important role of considering the information on the outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles submitted by States Parties in accordance with UNCLOS, and making recommendations. The said trust fund was established to support the members of the Commission from developing States who are facing financial difficulties to participate in the meetings of the Commission held in New York.

    3. Through this contribution, it is expected that the participation of the members from developing States in the meetings of the Commission will be facilitated and lead to the smooth and speedy consideration of the submission regarding the outer limits of the continental shelf made by the States Parties.