On 30 April 1982, following nearly fifteen years of preparations and formal deliberation, The Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 111) finally adopted a new, comprehensive treaty on the Law of the Sea, The vote was 130 nations in favor, 4 opposed, and 17 abstentions. The United States cast one of the four negative votes.
Jacobson, Jon L.
"Law of the Sea--What Now?,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 37
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol37/iss2/7