The Second UN Conference on the Law of the Sea (1960)

On 17 March 1960, the Second UN Conference on the ( II) was convened in Geneva in order to discuss the outer limit of the as well as the fishery zone. Eighty-eight States participated in the Conference. In order to break the deadlock on this subject, the and put forward a joint proposal which provided for a 6-mile plus a maximum of 6-mile , and for a ten-year moratorium period for historic fishing in the outer 6 miles. Nonetheless, the joint proposal was defeated by a single vote. Consequently, the efforts to fix the maximum breadth of the territorial sea at UNCLOS II proved once again in vain.

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