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Sixteenth Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on
Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP-16)

6-10 April 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York, US


Highlights for Tuesday, 7 April 2015

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The plenary during the opening session of ICP-16

In the afternoon, delegates heard presentations as the first of three panels on “opportunities for, and challenges to, the enhanced integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development in relation to oceans.”

On Tuesday, delegates to the sixteenth meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (Consultative Process or ICP-16) continued consideration of this year’s topic: oceans and sustainable development: integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development, namely, environmental, social and economic.

In the morning, delegates heard a presentation from Amb. David Donoghue, Ireland, Co-Facilitator of the Post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations. During the rest of the morning and early afternoon, they heard five presentations on “the environmental, social and economic dimensions of oceans and progress made in integrating the three dimensions, including an overview of activities and initiatives promoting their integration” from: Sebastian Mathew, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers; Simon Bennett, International Chamber of Shipping; David Osborn, International Atomic Energy Agency; Douglas Burnett, International Cable Protection Committee; and Laura Inniss, Coastal Management Unit, Barbados.

In the afternoon, delegates heard four presentations on “opportunities for, and challenges to, the enhanced integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development in relation to oceans” from: Andrew Hudson, UNDP; Robin Mahon, University of West Indies; Transform Aqorau, Parties to the Nauru Agreement; and Wanfei Qui, China Institute for Marine Affairs.


Amb. David Donoghue, Ireland and
Co-Facilitator of the Post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations

Sebastian Mathew, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers


David Osborn, International Atomic Energy Agency

Douglas Burnett, International Cable Protection Committee


Robin Mahon, University of West Indies, and
Transform Aqorau, Parties to the Nauru Agreement

Wanfei Qui, China Institute for Marine Affairs, and
Andrew Hudson, UNDP


The morning panel on “the environmental, social and economic dimensions of oceans and progress made in integrating the three dimensions, including an overview of activities and initiatives promoting their integration.”


The UN headquarters from 43rd Street


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