© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157180910X12665776638740 Th e International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 25 (2010) 271–287 brill.nl/estu THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARINE AND COASTAL LAW Current Legal Developments United Nations General Assembly What Future for the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea? Th e United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea 1 (ICP) has signiﬁ cantly contributed to the work of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in its consideration of issues relating to ocean aﬀ airs since its establishment by UNGA Resolution 54/33 of 24 November 1999. 2 Th is contribution was recently acknowledged by the UNGA in Resolution 63/111 of 5 December 2008, 3 which recognized the importance of the work of the ICP and extended its mandate for two addi- tional years. Similar decisions were taken in 2002 and in 2005 after UNGA review of the eﬀ ectiveness and utility of the ICP. 4 With the tenth anniversary of the ICP looming on the horizon, 5 the need for strengthening and improving 1 A.G. Oude Elferink, “Th e Review Functions of the Secretary-General and the General
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