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The IMLI Treatise On Global Ocean Governance - Volume II: UN Specialized Agencies and Global Ocean Governance edited by Attard, David Joseph; Fitzmaurice, Malgosia; Ntovas, Alexandros XM (26th July 2018)

Part III Human Health and Human Rights, 14 Global Ocean Governance: The Work of UNCTAD

Regina Asariotis, Graham Mott, Anila Premti, David Vivas-Eugui

From: The IMLI Treatise On Global Ocean Governance: Volume II: UN Specialized Agencies and Global Ocean Governance

Edited By: David Joseph Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Alexandros XM Ntovas

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 May 2019

Sustainable development — International trade — Climate change — International organizations

This chapter discusses the work of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in the area of global ocean governance. UNCTAD is the leading agency of the United Nations in the integrated treatment of trade and development as well as interrelated issues of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development. The chapter first provides a brief historical account of UNCTAD before discussing its role in ocean governance, with a focus on international maritime transport law and policy. It then considers UNCTAD policy research and advice with respect to carriage of goods and international trade law; admiralty law, marine insurance and general average; maritime and supply-chain security; and climate change and maritime transport. The chapter also reviews UNCTAD’s future prospects in terms of ocean governance, role in the governance of trade in fish, and the new UNCTAD XIV mandate.

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