Somali gov’t receive UNCLOS training

UN holds seminar to increase awareness.

Somali Parliamentarians receive training on the laws of the sea

The United Nations Somalia Mission (UNSOM) facilitated the first-ever awareness raising seminar for Somali lawmakers to increase their understanding of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) – to which Somalia is a party.

The seminar was attended by 26 Somali lawmakers from 15 parliamentary committees. The MPs received a two-day brief from two law of the sea experts who are with the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea. The training was as a result of a request by the Federal Government of Somalia to the United Nations Secretary-General.

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