Marine & Coastal

Grenada Becomes Third Co-Chair of GLISPA [viewed]

21 August 2012: Prime Minister Tillman Thomas of Grenada has been tapped to be the third co-chair of the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA). Thomas will join two other co-chairs, James Michel (Seychelles) and Johnson Toribiong (Palau). Thomas will be represented at UN Headquarters in New York, US and in the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) by Dessima Williams, Permanent Representative of Grenada to the UN.

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UN Secretary-General Proposes Ocean Advisory Group [viewed]

12 August 2012: In order to achieve the objectives of the Oceans Compact, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has proposed the creation of an Ocean Advisory Group. The Group would be made up of high-level policy-makers, scientists and experts, representatives of the private sector and civil society, and Executive Heads of UN system organizations. The Group would facilitate stakeholder dialogue and catalyze support, Ban said.

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Second Forum of the Outermost Regions Discusses Sustainable Growth [viewed]

EUJuly 2012: The 2nd Forum of the Outermost Regions: Working Together Towards Europe 2020 addressed partnerships to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, governance for new development strategies, the seas and "blue growth," and agriculture and rural development in overseas regions.

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MC Newsletter Highlights Socio-Economic Measures Workshop, Launch of Humåtak Project [viewed]

August 2012: The August 2012 issue of the "Micronesia Challenge Newsletter," published by the Micronesia Challenge (MC) Secretariat, features articles on a socio-economic measures workshop held in Palau, blog networks, the Humatak Project now underway in Guam and more.

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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: GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop for Asia [viewed]

The ECWs bring together GEF focal points, focal points from the main conventions (biodiversity, desertification, climate change and persistent organic pollutants), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies, to discuss priority issues and share lessons and experiences from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks. Countries eligible to participate in this Expanded Constituency Workshop for Asia are: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and China.  

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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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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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