‘Historic’ deal to protect high seas agreed by UN member states

UN member states have finally agreed to a text on the first international treaty to protect the high seas, a fragile and vital treasure that covers nearly half the planet. After years of negotiations, negotiators from more than 100 countries completed the UN treaty – a long-awaited step that environmental groups say will help reverse marine biodiversity losses and ensure sustainable development. “The ship has reached the shore,” conference Chair Rena Lee announced at the UN headquarters in New York shortly before 9:30pm on Saturday (02:30GMT Sunday), to loud and lengthy applause from delegates. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #UnitedNations #HighSeasTreaty #Environment
Whatch on Al Jazeera