The Impact of the 1978 Geneva Session of UNCLOS III on Ocean Development

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version



After four and a half years of effort, the third United Nations Law of the Sea Conference has still not produced a draft treaty that could be open for signature. The Spring 1978 Geneva session brought a new will to negotiate on critical areas of the text, and made significant progress towards consensus. However, the result of the many compromises necessary to reach this agreement may tamper its acceptance by the world community.

Publication Title, e.g., Journal

OCEANS: The Ocean Challenge 1978