Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UN-DOALOS)

The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea provides, for the first time, a universal legal framework for the rational management of marine resources and their conservation for future generations. The Convention lays down a comprehensive regime of law and order in the world's oceans and seas establishing rules governing all uses of the oceans and their resources. It enshrines the notion that all problems of ocean space are closely interrelated and need to be addressed as a whole. DOALOS serves to monitor and report on the status of the Convention.

Contact details:

Annick de Marffy
Director
Division for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea
Office of Legal Affairs
United Nations
DC2-450
New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: +1 212-963-3962; Fax: +1 212-963-2811
E-mail: demarffy@un.org

Website: Oceans and Law of the Sea


UN Commission on Sustainable Development

The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit.

Contact details:

Secretariat of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development
United Nations Plaza, Room DC2-2220
New York, New York 10017, USA
Tel: + 1 212-963-3170
Fax: + 1-212-963-4260
E-mail: rogersa@un.org

Website: UN Commission on Sustainable Development