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Pacific Preparatory Meeting for COP 11 Focuses on Effective Engagement [viewed]

10 August 2012: Participants at the Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties 11 (COP 11) gathered in Rotorua, New Zealand, from 10-13 August 2012, to prepare to engage at the international level in an effective manner. The meeting was coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and funded by the EU through the African Caribbean Pacific Multilateral Environment Agreement (ACP MEAs) Capacity Building Project, in partnership with the CBD Secretariat.

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World Heritage Centre Signs MOU with French MPA Agency for Indian Ocean Sites [viewed]

6 July 2012: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has reported that the World Heritage Centre (WHC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the French Marine Protected Area (MPA) Agency (AAMP), in support of the conservation of marine World Heritage sites.

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Event: First Meeting of Signatories to the MOU on Shark Conservation [viewed]

The agenda for the First Meeting of the Signatories (MoS1) to the UNEP/CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks includes, inter alia: reports from the first, second and third sharks negotiation meetings; reports from signatories; consideration of a draft conservation plan; and administrative and budgetary matters. As of 18 June 2012, the following countries had signed the MOU: Congo, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Palau, Philippines, Senegal, Togo, US, Nauru, Tuvalu, Australia, Chile, South Africa, Belgium, Denmark, EU, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Monaco, and UK.  

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Event: 11th Session of IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms [viewed]

The Sixteenth Session of the IOC Asembly, held in Paris in March 1991, adopted Resolution XVI-4 concerning the formation of an Ad hoc Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms (IPHAB). The Panel was requested to identify resources for a sufficiently broad programme to solve some of the real problems caused by harmful algae. Attendance at this session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is by invitation only.  

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Event: 27th Session of the IOC Assembly [viewed]

This session of the Assembly of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will take place at UNESCO headquarters.  

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Event: Second World Heritage Marine Site Managers Conference [viewed]

The second World Heritage marine site managers conference will be co-hosted by the World Heritage Centre (WHC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the French Marine Protected Area Agency (AAMP).  

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Event: CMS Working Group on the Strategic Plan (2015-2023) Meeting [viewed]

At the 10th meeting of the Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Conference of the Parties (COP 10), it was decided in Resolution 10.5 to establish a Working Group to draft a new Strategic Plan for the period 2015-2023. This work will be conducted inter-sessionally, with its first in-person meeting taking place on 5-6 November 2012, back-to-back with the 40th meeting of the CMS Standing Committee. A final draft strategy will be presented to CMS COP 11 in late 2014.  

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Event: Second Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe [viewed]

The Second Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests 2) is scheduled to take place from 3-7 September, in Bonn, Germany.  

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Yeosu Declaration Calls for Cooperation for Living Ocean and Coast [viewed]

12 August 2012: The Yeosu Expo has concluded with the signing of the Yeosu Declaration on the Living Ocean and Coast. The Declaration aims to enhance awareness of dangers faced by the sea, and promote the necessity of international cooperation for turning these challenges into hopes for the future. The Declaration Forum also served as an opportunity to identify practical applications of the Declaration.

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UN Marks International Day of World's Indigenous Peoples [viewed]

9 August 2012: UN agencies addressed the theme “Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices” at an event marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 9 August 2012, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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