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UN DOALOS Ninth Session of the Open-ended
Informal Consultative Process
on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

UN Headquarters, New York | 23-27 June 2008
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ICP Delegates Prepare for Final Day

On Thursday morning, delegates to the ninth meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (Consultative Process or ICP-9) reconvened in a discussion panel on maritime security and safety to briefly address issues related to enhancing cooperation, coordination and integration, and increased capacity building. Delegates then reconvened in plenary for a general exchange of views on areas of concern and actions needed. In the afternoon, delegates discussed inter-agency cooperation and coordination, addressed issues that could benefit from attention in the UN General Assembly's future work, and heard a general round of comments on the Co-Chairs' paper on possible elements to be suggested to the UN General Assembly.

Above: Participants during Thursday's discussions.

Thursday, 26 June
Discussion Panel: Enhancing Cooperation, Coordination and
Integration, and Increasing Capacity-Building

Marc Mes, Transport Canada, outlined Canada's international maritime security efforts.

Koji Sekimizu, IMO.

Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, ILO.
Areas of Concern and Actions Needed

Yolanda Alaniz Pasini, Sierra Club.

Yeo Seow Peng, Singapore.

Awni Behnam, International Ocean Institute.

Amb. Saviour Borg, Malta.

Mahe Tupouniua, Tonga.

Amb. Ali'ioaiga Feturi Elisaia, Samoa.

Renée Sauvé, Canada.

Solomon Islands.

Kristen Cevoli, Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization.

Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP).
Cooperation and Coordination

Anne Rogers, UN-Oceans.

Salif Diop, UNEP.

Alan Simcock, Group of Experts for the Assessment of Assessments.
Items that could Benefit from Future Attention

Dire Tladi, South Africa.

Nicolás Guerrero, Mexico.
Side Event

The United States held a lunchtime side event on "Building Partnership Capacity for Maritime Safety and Security." Presentations were made on partnership efforts in Africa, and on Maritime Security and Safety Information Systems.

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UN Division for Oceans Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS).

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