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United Nations urged member nations to boost their efforts to protect the world's oceans.

This year on World Oceans Day--June 8--the United Nations urged member nations to boost their efforts to protect the world's oceans currently threatened by overfishing, toxic waste, and climate change. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also called upon governments that have not done so to ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which governs all aspects of ocean space, from delineation of maritime boundaries to the settlement of international disputes involving marine issues. The convention was initiated in 1982 and has been signed so far by sixty nations.

Karen Ann Gajewski is a contributing editor to the Humanist and a documentation project coordinator.

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Title Annotation:Worth Noting
Author:Gajewski, Karen Ann
Publication:The Humanist
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2012
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