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6/27 UN Ocean Conference Side Event "Blue economy for the Pacific island countries - Leadership, capacity development and blue economy index"
UN Ocean Conference Side Event
“Blue economy for the Pacific island countries - Leadership, capacity development and blue economy index”
Promoting a blue economy is an increasingly important policy goal to pursue sustainable development while harnessing marine and coastal ecosystems and promoting benefit-sharing arising from the sustainable use of marine and coastal resources. At this side event, leaders will present their perspectives for promoting blue economies in the Pacific island countries to promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, eliminate illegal-unreported-unregulated (IUU) fishing, foster sustainable blue tourism, explore ocean renewable energy, forge capacity including the possible application of a blue economy index framework, and promote regional cooperation and international partnership.
Side Event Room 1, Altice Arena
(On sidelines of 2nd UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal)
Date and time
Monday, June 27, 2022, 14:30-15:45 (WEST, UCT+1)
Government of Palau, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)
Sustainable blue economies, capacity development, regional cooperation, international partnership
H.E. Surangel Whipps, Jr., President, Republic of Palau
H.E. Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister, Republic of Fiji*
H.E. Siaosi Sovaleni, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Tonga*
H.E. Steven Victor, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, Republic of Palau
Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman, The Nippon Foundation
Mr. Shingo Miyake, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
H.E. Henry Puna, Secretary-General, Pacific Islands Forum
H.E. Peter Thomson, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Ocean
Dr. Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen, Director-General, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)
Representative, The Economist
Dr. Hide Sakaguchi, President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
*Additional speakers to be confirmed
**The time and contents are subject to change
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