States Parties

States Parties

There are currently 166 States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (status of the Convention and the Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the Convention).

Meetings of States Parties

The Convention provides, in article 319, paragraph 2 (e), that the Secretary-General of the United Nations "shall convene necessary meetings of States Parties in accordance with this Convention". The matters addressed by the meetings include elections of members of the Tribunal and administrative and financial matters of the Tribunal, including its budget (Meetings of States Parties).