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World Ocean Council (WOC) white paper released

OCEAN / MARITIME CLUSTERS: Leadership and Collaboration for Ocean Sustainable Development and Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Ocean, Maritime, Fisheries To Be Topics At PALM8

Ocean, maritime issues and fisheries will again be highlighted in the forthcoming 8th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM8), in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.

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Blue Pacific a strong expression of Pacific Regionalism

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat - Statement at Media Workshop, Vailima, Samoa.

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you all. Allow me to offer my gratitude for your efforts to travel, from near and far, across the Blue Pacific Ocean to be here to cover the 48th Pacific Islands Forum. This coming week is an important one for the Forum and for Pacific Regionalism.  

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Blue Pacific – the Pacific’s commitment to the global Agenda 2030

Lizbeth Cullity, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative - Statement at Media Workshop, Vailima, Samoa.

I am delighted to be invited to speak about the Sustainable Development Goals and the Pacific’s commitment to a Blue Economy at this Regional Media Workshop. The recent international Ocean’s conference in New York culminated with a strong global commitment to “conserve and sustainably use our oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” 

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New publication - Landscape connectivity: a call to action

Creating landscapes with healthy, functioning ecosystems is not only key to making progress towards the environmental targets embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals, but also to addressing multiple social and economic targets that depend partly or wholly on the benefits that ecosystems provide to people. There are clear economic and social rewards for business and government that create connected landscapes that support healthy, functioning ecosystems.