Posted by: Global Ocean Forum | September 15, 2014

NEWS – ABNJ:LEARN Newsletter


The ABNJ:LEARN Newsletter will report news and developments from the Global Environment Facility (GEF)/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/Global Ocean Forum (GOF) project on Strengthening Global Capacity to Effectively Manage Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (Capacity Project), as well as from other projects that are part of the Common Oceans Program (

The newsletter aims to share information about the Capacity Project and the Common Oceans Program, and to help facilitate the transfer of knowledge, information, and best practices to interested parties at national, regional, and global levels in order to encourage the advancement of policies and practices related to integrated, ecosystem-based management of the 64% of the world’s ocean lying beyond national jurisdiction.

The newsletter is produced in cooperation with the GEF’s IW:LEARN program, which brings together the experiences and lessons learned from GEF International Waters programs around the world (

Posted by: Global Ocean Forum | July 11, 2014


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The Global Ocean Forum (GOF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in special cooperation with the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) and the project partners of the Global Environment Facility/Food and Agriculture Organization/Global Ocean Forum Project on Strengthening Global Capacity to Effectively Manage ABNJ, as part of the GEF/FAO Program on Global Sustainable Fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (“Common Oceans”) ( will be hosting a Workshop on Linking Global and Regional Levels in the Management of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction from the 17th to 20th of February, 2015.

This workshop will foster an open and constructive policy dialogue for supporting national, regional, and global processes in place (formal and informal) in enhancing ecosystem approaches to the management of ABNJ, by bringing together representatives from all sectors with expertise, knowledge and experience in ABNJ issues including: global, regional, and national decision-makers; representatives from the fishing, shipping, and other industries operating in ABNJ; UN delegates; intergovernmental organizations; non-governmental organizations; participants in the Common Oceans Program (see; policy experts; legal scholars; and academics, to address major topics including: the importance of ABNJ; major uses and issues in ABNJ; experiences, priorities, and opportunities at the regional level: South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Pacific, North Atlantic, and Mediterranean; advancing regional management of ABNJ; and drawing lessons learned and charting directions.

For more information, please find a flyer of our workshop linked here or contact:

Mr. Marco Boccia (

Dr. Miriam Balgos (

*Please note that registration is now closed.