the Republic of Suriname of lists of geographical coordinates of points concerning straight baselines and the outer limits of the continental shelf of Suriname beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.
On 5 December 2008, the Republic of Suriname submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, information on the limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.
It is noted that the Convention entered into force for Suriname on 8 August 1998.
In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Commission, a communication is being circulated to all Member States of the United Nations, as well as States Parties to the Convention, in order to make public the executive summary of the submission, including all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.
The consideration of the submission made by Suriname will be included in the provisional agenda of the twenty-fourth session of the Commission to be held in New York from 10 August to 11 September 2009.
On 30 March 2011 the Commission adopted by consensus the “Recommendations of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in regard to the submission made by Suriname on 5 December 2008”. Pursuant to article 6, paragraph 3, of annex II to the Convention, the recommendations, including a summary thereof, were submitted in writing to the coastal States and to the Secretary-General.