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Regional workshop - North Pacific and Western Pacific Marginal Seas - UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

UN Agency


This event will provide a forum to gather ocean leaders/champions/key stakeholders to further discuss and prioritize the issues identified at the First Global Planning Meeting.

We are pleased to announce that the Regional Consultative and Planning workshop towards the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) will take place in Tokyo, Japan, 31 July - 2 August 2019, with the support of the Government of Japan, through its Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

The regional workshop will provide a platform for advancing dialogue among scientists and academia, policy makers and managers, civil society organizations, ocean businesses and industries, and donors and foundations towards the identification and development of solution-oriented approaches to ocean sustainability. The three-day meeting will include a mix of plenary and break-out sessions to facilitate international, interdisciplinary discussions.

The regional workshop will identify regional specific priorities and requirements as well as contributions to global objectives. It will aim to identify:
-Knowledge gaps and regional ocean science priorities for the 2030 Agenda and the Samoa Pathway
-Existing relevant partnerships/networks/initiatives and potential ones/interested partners
-Priorities in capacity-development/training
-Priority themes and topics to be addressed by the Decade
-Other regional initiatives and meetings to be aligned with the Decade

Registration, Financial Support and Selection:

For anyone who is interested to join this regional workshop, please register online at the WESTPAC website or just here, input your information, and, if needed, upload your CV and relevant supporting documents.

For these who wish to apply for financial support, you are strongly advised to upload your CV. Due to a limited number of seats and financial constraints, selection will be made on all registrants to select the most suitable participants, based on his/her descriptions about work experience and/or engagement in international programmes and activities as well as regional networks.

The organizer will notify these selected participants by sending them invitation letters.In case that you encounter difficulties in making on-line registration, please contact Ms. Anastasia Kuswardani and Ms. Nachapa Saransuth.


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