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Indicator 14.c.1 Number of countries making progress in ratifying, accepting and implementing through legal, policy and institutional frameworks, ocean-related instruments that implement international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and their resources

Non-statistical indicator On the 25 July 1997, the UK ratified the agreements from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. On the same day, it ratified the agreement on the implementation of Part XI of the Convention (the implementation agreement).

In 1998, The Council for the European Union committed European Union member states to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI. The UK has transferred certain matters governed by the convention to the EU e.g. conservation and management of sea fishing resources. Further legislation and conventions that the UK government have signed up to have come into force and some of these examples are -

Industrial Emissions Directive,

Directive on Ship- Source Pollution

The UK is also a member of OSPAR, a mechanism by which 15 Governments and the EU cooperate to protect the marine environment in the North East Atlantic.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Data follows the UN specification for this indicator.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Number of countries making progress in ratifying, accepting and implementing through legal, policy and institutional frameworks, ocean-related instruments that implement international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and their resources

Target name

Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of “The future we want”

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UN-DOALOS), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN Environment (UNEP), International Labour Organization (ILO), other UN-Oceans agencies

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 4.0 MB) opens in a new window