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5-9 June 2017 | UN Headquarters, New York

Sustainable Ocean Initiative Global Dialogue and High-Level Reception

Highlights for Tuesday, 6 June 2017

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Sustainable Ocean Night Group Photo (L-R): Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly; Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment, Sweden; Cristiana Pașca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary; Hamdallah Zedan, Chair, Preparatory Committee for CBD COP 14; Shin Hee Cho, Director General of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea; and Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica.

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Sustainable Ocean Initiative Global Dialogue
with Regional Seas Organizations and Regional Fishery Bodies
Presented by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
and the Governments of the Republic of Korea and Costa Rica

High-level policy makers and representatives of UN/ International Organizations shared insights on how marine and coastal biodiversity can provide solutions for addressing critical challenges in achieving sustainable oceans, during a special high-level reception. The event was convened by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), together with the Government of the Republic of Korea (Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries), and the Government of Costa Rica (Ministry of Environment and Energy).

Speakers included: Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA); Cristiana Pașca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary; Shin Hee Cho, Director General, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea; Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of Costa Rica via video message; Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica; Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment, Sweden; Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico, and President of the 13th CBD Convention of Parties; and Hamdallah Zedan, Chair, Preparatory Committee for CBD Conference of Parties (COP) 14, on behalf of Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, Egypt.

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Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly
Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment, Sweden
Cristiana Pașca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary
Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the UN Environment
Shin Hee Cho, Director General of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea
Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica
Hamdallah Zedan, Chair, Preparatory Committee for CBD Conference of Parties (COP) 14, on behalf of Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, Egypt
Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of Costa Rica via video message.
David Ainsworth and Jihyun Lee, CBD, hosts of the event
Guests during the event.
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Facilitating Cross-Sectoral Regional Collaboration to Support Implementation Towards SDG 14:
Sustainable Ocean Initiative Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations
and Regional Fishery Bodies
Presented by the Government of the Republic of Korea
and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Co-hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this event discussed the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Global Dialogues with Regional Seas Organizations (RSOs) and Regional Fisheries Bodies (RFBs). The SOI, launched in the margins of CBD COP 10, aims to provide a holistic approach to marine biodiversity. The Global Dialogue with RSOs and RFBs began in September 2016 to accelerate progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the SDGs by identifying opportunities to enhance cross-sectoral collaboration, with a view to supporting the member countries RSOs and RFBs in achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the SDGs.

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Sangin Kim, President, National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea
Dixon Waruinge, Nairobi Convention Secretariat
Matjaž Malgaj, European Commission
Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat
Johán Williams, Norway
Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary, CBD
Panel (L-R): Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat; Dixon Waruinge, Nairobi Convention Secretariat; Sangin Kim, President, National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea; Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary, CBD; and Johán Williams, Norway.
Discussion Panel (L-R): Darius Campbell, Executive Secretary, OSPAR Commission; Takehiro Nakamura, UN Environment; and Abdellah Srour, Executive Secretary, General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean.
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