United nations adopted the first ever global treaty to protect the world’s oceans on august 26, 2020. this treaty, called the united nations convention on the law of the sea (unclos), is a set of rules and regulations that govern the use of the world’s oceans, seas, and marine resources. it was negotiated in 1982 and has since been ratified by 167 countries and the european union.
Adoption of the treaty took place on august 26, 2020 at the united nations headquarters in new york city. the treaty was established to provide a framework for the management of marine resources, including the protection of marine biodiversity and the prevention of marine pollution. it also sets out rules for the exploitation of marine resources, such as fishing, mining, and oil and gas exploration.
Treaty was established to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s oceans, seas, and marine resources. it requires states to cooperate in the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, including the protection of marine biodiversity. it also provides for the establishment of a system of regional fisheries management organizations to manage shared fish stocks, as well as a framework for the peaceful settlement of disputes between states over the use of the world’s oceans. finally, it establishes a system of marine protected areas to protect marine biodiversity.