Headline: STRONG High Seas BBNJ Training for UN Negotiations

Event hosted by Germany, the Abidjan Convention Secretariat, the Secretariat of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific and the STRONG High Seas Project

Date: 3rd September 2018 in New York, USA.

Time: 09:00 to 17:30

Location: New York, USA (closed meeting)

Organised by the STRONG High Seas project, this training is targeted to support State delegates to the negotiations on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). It will be the opportunity to bring together ministry representatives and UN negotiators from the Southeast Pacific and Southeast Atlantic regions with the objectives to:

  • Provide a background on the BBNJ negotiations in terms of what they entail and what can 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.

For more information about the STRONG High Seas project, please visit: https://www.prog-ocean.org/our-work/strong-high-seas/ or contact: stronghighseas@iass-potsdam.de.

The STRONG High Seas project (‘Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance for the High Seas’) is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.