Division for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea

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The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations serves as the secretariat of the Convention on the Law of the Sea and provides information, advice and assistance to States with a view to providing a better understanding of the Convention and the related Agreements, their wider acceptance, uniform and consistent application and effective implementation. The Division monitors all developments relating to the Convention, the law of the sea and ocean affairs and reports annually to the General Assembly of the United Nations on those developments, and assists the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (UNICPOLOS) in reviewing such developments.