Following New Zealand’s successful submission to extend the outer limits of our continental shelf, the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf released its recommendations on the submission.

United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

The UN’s recommendations include recognition of:

  • the quality of the submission
  • the quality of the science behind the submission
  • the soundness of New Zealand’s interpretation of article 76 of the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea on which the submission was based.

The recommendations are available for download in full:

  • Recommendations of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) in Regard to the Submission made by New Zealand 19 April 2006 (attachment below)