In December 1970, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted two resolutions of major significance for ocean and freshwater resources. One of them, Resolution 2570 (C) (XXV), related to law of the sea, the seabed, and the ocean floor, and the other, Resolution 2669 (XXV), related to international watercourses. The resolutions set in motion two parallel, lengthy, and complex processes that resulted in the adoption, at different later stages, of two conventions, namely the Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) in 1982 and the Convention on the Law of the...
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