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From Lisbon to Nice: Implementing SDG 14 with the Communities of Ocean Action

Incheon, South Korea
Tuesday , November 14, 2023 - Wednesday , November 15, 2023

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Location: Incheon, South Korea

From Lisbon to Nice: Implementing SDG 14 with the Communities of Ocean Action

14 – 15 November 2023

Incehon, South Korea

This high-level workshop aims to bring government representatives, policy makers, practitioners from developing countries to enhance their capacity of ocean data access and collection including traditional knowledge, data sharing and utilization in their decision making and to better monitor and measure the progress of implementation of SDG14. Also bring together the focal points of the nine Communities of Ocean Action and some key holders of Ocean Commitments to assess the voluntary commitments of the 2022 Conference and identify how to support the implementation of those VCs particularly in developing countries.

This event will get an update on the implementation of the Voluntary Commitments by each COA by stock-taking of progress and identify gaps and challenges as well as to share best practice and lessons, and maintain the momentum on ocean action ahead of the upcoming 3rd UN Ocean Conference in 2025 and brainstorm innovative ways to mobilize more commitments of high impacts.

The 2-day workshop will have an high-level opening session on Day 1 which will include remarks from Mr. Li Junhua, Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, representative from the co-hosts of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, Portugal/Kenya, the Special Envoy for the Ocean, H.E. Ambassador Peter Thomson, senior officials from ROK as well as representative of COAs. The open session will be followed by a presentation on the Ocean database mapping report and interactive dialogues and Q&A. Day 2 will feature panel discussions, update of the work on each COAs by respective co-focal points and a closing session.

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