Healthy Oceans, Resilient Islands - SIDS Capacity Development Aspects in the BBNJ process

7 - 9 March 2017, Oostende, Belgium

As a contribution to a fruitful third Preparatory Committee on marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction to be held in March-April 2017, the Government of Belgium and UNESCO-IOC are co-organizing a workshop on the various aspects of implementing capacity-development and technology transfer, related to the following elements of a new international instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ): marine protected areas, environmental impact assessments and marine genetic resources.

This informal workshop will take place from March 7th to 9th under the Chatham House Rule and will bring together representatives of SIDS with a special interest and expertise in the BBNJ process. The workshop aims at providing a unique opportunity to substantially discuss capacity-building needs and priorities of SIDS concerning biodiversity and oceans.

Sponsored by Belgian FPS Foreign Affairs.

Location UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende

Organisers & Staff


Group(s): Capacity Development
Created at 15:20 on 7 Dec 2016 by Ward APPELTANS
Last Updated at 12:23 on 1 Mar 2017 by Ward APPELTANS


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