The workshop will provide the opportunity to bring together ministry representatives and UN negotiators from the Southeast Pacific and Southeast Atlantic regions to:
• Prepare for the BBNJ negotiations in terms of what they would entail and what could be expected;
• Contribute to a better understanding of the BBNJ negotiations in terms of the opportunities and challenges of the negotiations of an international instrument on BBNJ for the Southeast Pacific and Southeast Atlantic regions;
• Highlight the importance, opportunities and challenges of regional ocean governance approaches for the implementation of a future BBNJ agreement under UNCLOS;
• Provide a networking opportunity for participants from different regions and countries and ensure mutual learning.
Venue: New York, USA
Organizer: STRONG High Seas
Invite: by invitation only