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Resolution 7 - Conservation of the Seabed

Resolution 7

Conservation of the Seabed

The Conference endorses the initiative of Dr. Pardo, leader of the Maltese delegation at the United Nations, urging that steps be taken to draft a treaty embodying the following principles:

That the seabed beyond the limits of present national jurisdiction

  1. be conserved against appropriation by nations or their nationals, so that the deep ocean floor should not be allowed to become a stage for competing claims of national sovereignty;
  2. be explored in a manner consistent with the principles and purposes of the charter of the United Nations;
  3. be exploited economically or made use of with the aim of safeguarding the interests of mankind;
  4. be conserved exclusively for peaceful purposes in perpetuity.

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