Briefing on protected area opportunities and implications arising from all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, and how these link to the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and their specialist groups and task forces.
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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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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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UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson called on society to save the health of the ocean through seven specific actions.
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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.