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‘Excruciating’ negotiations produce an unprecedented global treaty to protect the high seas

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

​An unprecedented global treaty to protect nature in the high seas was secured after a last and final push in negotiations that lasted nearly 40 hours over the weekend. 

After close to two decades of discussion, five years of difficult negotiations, and a previous attempt to seal the deal, conference president Rena Lee announced an agreement on the UN High Seas Biodiversity Treaty late Saturday.

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