Pacific Side Events

Pacific Side Events at the UN Ocean Conference – table brought to you by SPREP

Adapted from:

  • 5TH JUNE 2017

  • 6TH JUNE 2017

  • 7TH JUNE 2017

  • 8TH JUNE 2017

  • 9TH JUNE 2017

Time/Room Title Organizers
9:00 - 10:30AM

Room A
Deep-sea science for sustainable development Organiser: Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI)
Partners: Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United Nations,
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC), IUCN
11:00 – 12:30PM

Room 12
The Blue Pacific – Our Sea of Islands , Our Livelihoods, Our Oceania: Achieving SDG14 through effective implementation of Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Policy Lead Organiser: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (for the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner)
Pacific Islands Forum member countries – Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. 
Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) – FFA, PIFS, SPC, SPREP, USP, SPTO, PPA, PASO, PIDP
1:15 – 2:30PM

High-level dialogue on Oceans and Small Island States Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), SIDS-DOCK and UN-OHRLLS
1:15 – 2:30PM
Implementing Agenda 2030 – Initiating Global Action on Ghost Gear Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Tonga to the UN
3:00 – 4:30PM

Room 12
Healers of our Ocean: Asia-Pacific women leading ocean action to achieve SDG14 – how can we learn from them? Lead Organiser: WWF
Collaborative Partners / Co-organisers: Fiji Locally Managed Marine Areas (FLMMA) International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Locally Managed Marine Areas Network (LMMA), National University of Samoa – Faculty of Science, Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC), Okeanos Foundation, the Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), Samoa Voyaging Society – Aiga Folau o Samoa (SVS), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
6:15 – 7:30 PM

Room A
 Building Disciplines on Fisheries Subsidies: Progress and Prospects Lead Organiser: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Co-organisers: Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations; Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations 
 6:15 – 7:30 PM

Room 6
The forgotten fisheries  RARE
Co-organisers: Palau, Mozambique, Indonesia, IUCN and Bloomberg Philanthropies 
6:15 – 7:30 PM

Room 1
Rebuilding Fisheries for People and the Environment Pacific Island Forum; Forum Fisheries Agency; IUCN – Fisheries Expert Group (FEG); FAO
6:15 – 7:30 PM

Room 11
Regional cooperation to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean, seas and marine resources for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific and support the achievement of SDG 14 ESCAP, Fiji, Bangladesh
Co-organisers: UNEP, Thailand, Palau and Pacific Oceans Commissioner