9/9 International Symposium “Sustainable Blue Economies -Challenges and Future Perspectives for Palau”

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International Symposium
“Sustainable Blue Economies -Challenges and Future Perspectives for Palau”

The promotion of a sustainable blue economy is identified as one of the priority policies for many coastal and island countries. At the 7th "Our Ocean Conference" held in Palau in April and the 2nd "United Nations Ocean Conference" held in Lisbon, Portugal in June, government leaders and stakeholder representatives underlined the importance of promoting sustainable blue economies, regional cooperation and international collaboration in Pacific island countries. 

At this symposium, H.E. Surangel Whipps Jr., President of the Republic of Palau and his cabinet members and the Palau’s parliament representatives will address policies and perspectives to promote sustainable blue economies in Palau and strengthen partnership with the Japanese government, organizations and stakeholders.
Online (Streamed on SPF's YouTube channel)
Date and time Friday, September 9th, 2022
10:00am-11:30am (JST)
Organizers Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
Opening Remarks: Dr. Atsushi Sunami, President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Guest Remarks: Mr. Masatoshi Akimoto (Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs)
                        Ms. Minako Tanaka, Goodwill Ambassador for the Republic of Palau
                        Ms. Midori Oka (Goodwill Ambassador on Culture and Music for the Republic of Palau, Video)
Keynote Remarks:H.E. Surangel S. Whipps Jr., President


H.E. Surangel S. Whipps Jr., President
H.E. Gustav N. Aitaro, Minister of State
H.E. Steven Victor, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and the Environment
H.E. Charles I. Obichang, Minister for Public Infrastructure, Industries and Commerce
H.E. Ngiraibelas Tmetuchl, Minister of Human Resources, Culture, Tourism, and Development
Sen. Secilil Eldebechel, Floor Leader, Senate
Del. Warren S. Umetaro, Delegate, House of Delegates
Sen. Fleming Umiich Sengebau, Senator
Del. Mengkur Rechelulk, Delegate, House of Delegates

Moderator: Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF

※The time and contents are subject to change.
Other 【Admission Fee】

Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation

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