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UN oceans conference eyes steps toward high seas agreement

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Jun 27, 2022

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The United Nations is hoping that a conference starting Monday will bring fresh momentum for protracted efforts to find an international agreement on protecting the world’s oceans.
The five-day U.N. Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal has drawn senior officials and scientists from more than 120 countries to the Atlantic port city in Southwest Europe, as well as activists dismayed by the failure to come up with international rules that might ensure ocean sustainability.
No comprehensive legal framework covers the high seas.