Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli

Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli is Director of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations.

The year 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the entry into force of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the “Convention”). The Convention has been widely accepted. As of 16 November 2014, the number of States Parties to the Convention stood at 166, including the European Union.