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  • Ocean Governance and SIDS Sustainable Development

    Ocean ecosystem goods and services are critical for the survival in all countries, especially in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as those comprising the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Effective ocean governance is essential if those ecosystem services are to be sustained for present and future generations; the purpose of all SDG14 targets. Effective ocean governance requires arrangements that are ecosystem-based…

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  • Sustainable use of our marine resources: Caribbean Community at UN Ocean Conference – Day one

    The global High Level Conference which will seek agreement on a Call For Action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development opens Monday at UN Headquarters in New York. Day One  of the five-day Conference will feature several activities with strong participation by Caribbean Community delegates. These include: A Partnership Dialogue on Marine Pollution,…

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  • Ocean Conference 2017

    Theme: Our Oceans, Our Future: Partnering for the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. About the ConferenceSchedulePartnership DialoguesQ &A Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will…

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  • Photo of FEATURE: UN Ocean Conference ‘dream come true’ for Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago

    FEATURE: UN Ocean Conference ‘dream come true’ for Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago

    2 June 2017 – Protecting the oceans is among the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the blueprint for a more just and equitable world adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations in September 2015. SDG 14 on conserving and sustainably using marine resources is the springboard for the Ocean Conference, taking place at UN Headquarters…

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  • Photo of CARICOM prepares positions on imminent UN oceans agreement

    CARICOM prepares positions on imminent UN oceans agreement

    Senior environment officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met recently in Belize as CARICOM rationalises its position on the United Nations (UN) process to establish an international legally binding agreement on sustainable use of marine resources. The two-day workshop held 20-22 February 2017, in Belize City, Belize, was titled, ‘CARICOM Regional Workshop on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine…

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