U.S. Arctic strategy implementation plan includes accession to UNCLOS
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Accede to the Law of the Sea Convention
Objective: Continue to seek the Senate’s advice and consent to accede to the Law of the Sea Convention.
Next Steps: The Administration is committed, like the last three Administrations, to pursuing accession to the Convention on the Law of the Sea and will continue to place a priority on attaining Senate advice and consent to accession.
Measuring Progress: Progress will be measured by gaining Senate approval for the Law of the Sea Convention.
Lead Agency: Department of State
Supporting Agencies: Department of Commerce (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation