Countdown to ratify the High Seas Treaty begins

High Seas Treaty

Source: Shane Gross/Greenpeace

Nations prepare for its entry into force

A year since the High Seas Treaty to protect biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) was formally adopted by UN member states on 19 June 2023, the High Seas Alliance has started a one-year countdown to reach the goal of securing the 60 ratifications needed for the treaty to enter into force by the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC3) in June 2025, being held in France. 

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