These informal consultations took place between 1990 and 1994, during which 15 meetings were convened. 2/ You can be easily divided into two phases. The first phase was devoted to the identification of issues of interest to certain States, the approach to be followed in their consideration and the search for solutions. In the second phase, the results achieved so far have been more precise: additional points were raised for consideration and participants turned their attention to a review of the consolidated texts containing these solutions and the procedure under which they could be adopted. In 1960, the United Nations held the Second Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCS II); However, the Geneva conference, which was held for six weeks, did not result in any new agreement.  In general, developing and third world countries participated only as clients, allies or members of the United States or the Soviet Union, with no significant separate voice.  BREXIT: As of the withdrawal date (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in line with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation phase where it remains subject to EU law. This has an impact on this practical indication. In July 1990, the Secretary-General convened a series of informal consultations, culminating in the adoption, on 28 July 1994, of the Agreement on the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Agreement entered into force on 28 July 1996. While the UN Secretary-General opposes the instruments of ratification and accession and the UN supports the meetings of the parties to the Convention, the UN has no direct operational role in the implementation of the Convention. However, there is a role played by organizations such as the International Maritime Organization, the International Whaling Commission and the International Seabed Authority (ISA).
(The ISA was established by the UN Convention)) The issue of different claims to territorial waters was raised by Arvid Pardo of Malta at the UN in 1967 and the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea met in New York in 1973. In trying to narrow down the possibility of nation-state groups dominating the negotiations, the conference used a consensus process rather than a majority vote. With more than 160 nations participating, the conference lasted until 1982. The resulting Convention entered into force on 16 November 1994, one year after the 60th Guyanese State ratified the treaty. During the first part of this phase, consultations identified nine areas of difficulty: costs for States Parties; the company; decision-making; the Review Conference; technology transfer; limitation of production; compensation fund; the financial terms of the contract; and environmental aspects. After considering the different approaches that could be followed in the consideration of these issues, a general consensus emerged on an approach that allowed participants to study all outstanding issues with a view to resolving them and to decide how to deal with issues that might not be resolved. For the next round of consultations, which continues from 2 to 6 An information note dated 4 June 1993 was circulated on 4 June 1993, updating Parts A and B(i) of the information note of 8 April 1993 to reflect the comments made during the previous round of consultations. . .