Otto Spijkers is Lecturer of Public International Law at Utrecht University, Senior Research Associate with the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), and researcher with the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL). He is a member of the Committee on the Role International Law in Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Development of the International Law Association, and guest lecturer for Amnesty International the Hague. As experienced chair of panels on various global challenges, Mr. Spijkers will chair the General Assembly on the second day of the conference. Afterwards he will talk about the Dutch Association for United Nations.