United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship Alumni Meeting (Pacific Islands)

The Pacific Islands States Alumni gathered in Suva, the Republic of Fiji, from 14-18 of October 2013 for 5 days of intensive lectures and discussions on the following topics: Current State of Ocean Affairs in the Pacific Islands Region, Delimitation and Delineation of Maritime Boundaries and Management of Non-living Resources, Climate Change and Fisheries, Biodiversity, Technical Cooperation and Capacity Development, Capacity Gaps, Pacific Regional Development and Cooperation in Ocean Affairs, The UN-NF Alumni Network’s Contribution to Pacific Regional Development and Cooperation in Ocean Affairs.

It is the first time that a major regional organization actively took part to one of our regional meetings. Indeed, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has generously offered to host this event and high-level officials such as the Oceans Commissioner will attend this meeting. This event is being co-organized by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs, the Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Forum and The Nippon Foundation of Japan.

Alumni Meeting report is available here

Media Coverage of the meeting