Posted by: globaloceanforum | June 15, 2018

High-Level Dialogue and Media Workshop on Common Oceans–Why Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) Are Essential for People and Planet

We are delighted to announce an upcoming event, a High-Level Dialogue and Media Workshop on Common Oceans–Why Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) Are Essential for People and Planet, to be held on June 26-28, 2018 at NAUSICAÁ, The French National Sea Center in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, on the occasion of the inauguration of the world’s first-ever large-scale high seas aquarium and exhibit at NAUSICAÁ. The Event is organized by the Common Oceans Program through the GEF/FAO/GOF ABNJ Capacity Development Project.

The High-Level Event on Common Oceans–Why Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Are Essential for People and Planet, taking place on June 27, will showcase the major issues facing the ABNJ as well as possible solutions to the issues, with sessions highlighting:  The values and issues surrounding ABNJ; the Common Oceans Program experiences; discussions on solutions to challenges in ABNJ; and dialogue with media representatives.  A special media workshop featuring additional discussions with media representatives will take place on June 26 and June 28 prior to and following the High-Level Event.

This important event is aimed at building and improving cross-sectoral multi-stakeholder dialogue, engaging high-level decision-makers, and contributing to information sharing and public awareness of ABNJ issues. The outstanding venue of the new NAUSICAÁ exhibit will no doubt provide heightened inspiration and motivation for the achievement of wise stewardship of the marine areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Please see attached the program for the event, and kindly consider registering to attend.

Nausicaa ABNJ Event Program

Registration for the event. Registration is mandatory to allow for access into the building and to all the social events. Please register on the Nausicaá site at this link: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-high-seas-international-conference-the-challenges-of-the-high-seas-public-event-46439045435?aff=es2

For further information, contact:

Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain, President, Global Ocean Forum, Project Manager, GEF/FAO/GOF Project on ABNJ Capacity Development, Tel:  +1 202 329 4127, Email:  bilianacicin-sain@globaloceans.org

Dr. Jacqueline Alder, FISHCODE Programme Manager, Manager, Common Oceans Program, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Tel: +39 06 5705 4873, Email: jacqueline.alder@fao.org

Ms. Tina Farmer, Communication Advisor, Office of the Deputy Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Lead Technical Officer, Commons Oceans Capacity Project, Tel: +39 06 5705 6846, Email: tina.farmer@fao.org

Mr. Philippe Vallette, Directeur Général, Nausicaá Centre National de la Mer – Boulogne sur mer, Tel: + 33 (0) 3 21 30 99 99, Email: generalmanager@nausicaa.fr


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