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Third Session of the Preparatory Committee on BBNJ
Third Session of the Preparatory Committee on BBNJ
03/27/2017 to 04/07/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/third-session-of-the-preparatory-committee-on...


New York City, US

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Third Session of the Preparatory Committee on BBNJ
Third Session of the Preparatory Committee on BBNJ
03/27/2017 to 04/07/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/third-session-of-the-preparatory-committee-on...


New York City, US

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New York City, US
 
 
 
 
1st National Oceans Symposium, RMI
1st National Oceans Symposium, RMI
04/03/2017 to 04/05/2017


National Oceans Symposium, 3-5 April 2017, Majuro, Marshall Islands

### OBJECTIVE

The National Oceans Symposium (NOS) will gather stakeholders from all levels of government and civil society to inform the National Leadership on priorities, key areas of concern, and desired outcomes arising from RMI's participation in global forums on ocean-related issues.

### APPROACH

The NOS will convene over a period of six days in April 2017. Discussions will circulate around four thematic areas of concern in the RMI: Climate Change, Sustainable Fisheries, Coral Reefs and Marine Protected Areas, and Marine Pollution. Participants will include mayors, traditional leaders, youth representatives and civil society members.

Along with our own local expoerts, resource persons will be invited from relevant regional organizations and non-government organizations to provide technical support to the NOS.

### OUTCOME

Development of an Ocean and Coral Reef policy Framework for the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

http://www.mimra.com/index.php/about-us/2013-12-30-06-41-59/national-oce...


Majuro, Marshall Islands

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Majuro, Marshall Islands
 
 
 
 
 
XIX Commonwealth Forestry Conference
XIX Commonwealth Forestry Conference
04/03/2017 to 04/07/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/xix-commonwealth-forestry-conference/


Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, India

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Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, India
 
 
 
ICAO Regional Seminar on States' Action Plans and CORSIA: European and North Atlantic Region
ICAO Regional Seminar on States' Action Plans and CORSIA: European and North Atlantic Region
04/03/2017 to 04/06/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/icao-regional-seminar-on-states-action-plans-...


Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

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Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 
 
 
 
26th Meeting of the UN-HABITAT Governing Council
26th Meeting of the UN-HABITAT Governing Council
04/03/2017 to 04/07/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/26th-meeting-of-the-un-habitat-governing-coun...


Nairobi, Kenya [tentative]

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Nairobi, Kenya [tentative]
 
 
 
14th Session of Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters
14th Session of Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters
04/03/2017 to 04/06/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/14th-session-of-committee-of-experts-on-inter...


New York City, US

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New York City, US
 
 
 
 
Third SE4ALL Forum
Third SE4ALL Forum
04/03/2017 to 04/05/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/third-se4all-forum/


New York City, US

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New York City, US
 
 
 
 
 
50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development
50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development
04/03/2017 to 04/17/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/50th-session-of-the-commission-on-population-...


New York City, US

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New York City, US
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Africa Renewable Energy Leaders' Summit
Africa Renewable Energy Leaders' Summit
04/04/2017 to 04/05/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/africa-renewable-energy-leaders-summit/


Nairobi, Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya
 
 
 
 
 
16th Meeting of the Board of the GCF
16th Meeting of the Board of the GCF
04/04/2017 to 04/06/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/16th-meeting-of-the-board-of-the-gcf/


Incheon, Republic of Korea

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Incheon, Republic of Korea
 
 
International whale conservation conference
International whale conservation conference
04/04/2017 to 04/06/2017


[_**Whales in a Changing Ocean, Nuku'alofa, Tonga, 4 - 6 April 2017**_](https://www.sprep.org/whales-in-a-changing-ocean-conference-2017/home)
Whales in a Changing Ocean is a new approach to whale conservation. The three-day event will focus on emerging threats to Pacific whales and will bring together political decision-makers, scientists, community, industry and development partners to investigate future legislative and research needs as well as designing innovative ways of cooperating and collaborating effectively.

The conference is a highlight of the [two-year campaign to protect Pacific whales](https://www.sprep.org/yearofthewhale) led by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Although these whales have recovered from the brink of extinction, they are now at significant risk from a range of emerging threats, such as entanglement, noise pollution, marine debris and climate change. Recognising and managing these dangers is critical as they will ultimately affect everyone living in the Pacific.

\"As a country that welcomes these 'giants of the deep' that breed in our waters, Tonga is proud to be hosting this milestone event. Whales are living sentinels of the ocean,\" said Hon. Sialosi Sovaleni, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, also the Minister of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC).

\"Ultimately, what happens to the whales will happen to people in years to come.\"

The conference will focus on updating the status and population trends of whales and trends in the Pacific islands region, in particular their ecosystem, economic and cultural values. Learnings from the conference will also feed into the regional perspective informing the [United Nations Ocean Conference ](https://oceanconference.un.org/)in June this year
SPREP Director General Kosi Latu says the conference is the first such event to be hosted by the agency:

\"We're looking forward to bringing together our Pacific island governments, the private sector and community representatives to discuss future collaborations to conserve whales in the region. It's very timely as the information will flow into the five-yearly review of our marine species programme.

\"We have set some exciting goals for this conference to ensure this milestone event is well commemorated. We'll be investigating best practice for whale watching, already a multi-million dollar industry in our region, as well as finding out about innovative programmes operating around the world.

\"We warmly welcome the participation of all interested organisations and individuals to help shape the future of whale conservation in the Pacific islands.\"

The Government of Tonga, the Government of New Zealand, the Auckland Institute of Studies, the Okeanos Foundation, the European Union (through SPC and the INTEGRE project), the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Animal Welfare Institute, Humane Society International and the Vava'u Environment Protection Association (VEPA) are partnering with SPREP in hosting this event.

**For more information on Whales in a Changing Ocean please visit:** <https://www.sprep.org/whales-in-a-changing-ocean-conference-2017/home>
**Registration form**: [https://www.sprep.org/attachments/WhaleConf\_RegistrationForm\_Final.pdf
](https://www.sprep.org/attachments/WhaleConf_RegistrationForm_Final.pdf)
**Background information**
_The SPREP region covers more than 10% of the planet's oceans, most of which (approximately 98%) is within its members' EEZs. More than 12 million sq km of this area is already designated under various domestic legislations as whale sanctuaries, reflecting the strong commitment of many SPREP members towards the conservation of whales._
_However, building on this foundation needs a greater effort; for example, abundance estimates in the region are available for only one species of great whale (humpback) and sharing information about the growing evidence of the widespread effects on whales of climate change or the potentially adverse impacts of industrial activities, such as seismic exploration and abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear, is limited._
_Go to [www.sprep.org/biodiversity-ecosystems-management/protect-pacific-whales-...(http://www.sprep.org/biodiversity-ecosystems-management/protect-pacific-...) for more information._

**Media contact:**
Mr Iliesa Tora
MEIDECC
Email: [iliesatora2016@gmail.com](mailto:iliesatora2016@gmail.com)
Phone: +676 25050, +676 8467762

Ms Nanette Woonton
SPREP
Email: [nanettew@sprep.org](mailto:nanettew@sprep.org)
Phone: +685 21929 Ext 305 [Tweet](http://twitter.com/share)

<https://www.sprep.org/biodiversity-ecosystems-management/tonga-to-host-m...


Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
 
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Stakeholder Day Conference
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Stakeholder Day Conference
04/04/2017 to 04/05/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/european-chemicals-agency-echa-stakeholder-da...


Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
 
 
 
 
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50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development
50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development
04/03/2017 to 04/17/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/50th-session-of-the-commission-on-population-...


New York City, US

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New York City, US
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ICAO Regional Seminar on States' Action Plans and CORSIA: Asia and Pacific Region
ICAO Regional Seminar on States' Action Plans and CORSIA: Asia and Pacific Region
04/10/2017 to 04/13/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/icao-regional-seminar-on-states-action-plans-...


Jakarta, Indonesia

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Jakarta, Indonesia
 
 
 
 
ICAO Regional Seminar on States' Action Plans and CORSIA: Eastern and Southern Africa, Western and Central African Regions
ICAO Regional Seminar on States' Action Plans and CORSIA: Eastern and Southern Africa, Western and Central African Regions
04/10/2017 to 04/13/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/icao-regional-seminar-on-states-action-plans-...


Nairobi, Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya
 
 
Solomon Islands Ocean 12 Meeting
Solomon Islands Ocean 12 Meeting
04/10/2017

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NAP Expo 2017
NAP Expo 2017
04/11/2017 to 04/13/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/nap-expo-2017/


Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

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50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development
50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development
04/03/2017 to 04/17/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/50th-session-of-the-commission-on-population-...


New York City, US

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New York City, US
 
 
ICAO Regional Seminar on States' Action Plans and CORSIA: Middle East Region
ICAO Regional Seminar on States' Action Plans and CORSIA: Middle East Region
04/18/2017 to 04/20/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/icao-regional-seminar-on-states-action-plans-...


Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
 
 
2017 Spring Meetings of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
2017 Spring Meetings of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
04/21/2017 to 04/23/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/2017-spring-meetings-of-world-bank-group-and-...


Washington D.C., US

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Washington D.C., US
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UNGA Meeting on Tackling Inequalities
UNGA Meeting on Tackling Inequalities
04/17/2017

Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/unga-meeting-on-tackling-inequalities/


New York City, US

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New York City, US
 
 
 
 
 
 
Global Infrastructure Forum 2017
Global Infrastructure Forum 2017
04/22/2017

Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/global-infrastructure-forum-2017/


Washington D.C., US

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Washington D.C., US
 
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2017 Spring Meetings of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
2017 Spring Meetings of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
04/21/2017 to 04/23/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/2017-spring-meetings-of-world-bank-group-and-...


Washington D.C., US

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Washington D.C., US
 
 
Basel Convention COP13, Rotterdam Convention COP8 and Stockholm Convention COP8
Basel Convention COP13, Rotterdam Convention COP8 and Stockholm Convention COP8
04/24/2017 to 05/05/2017


Event Details @ http://nr.iisd.org/events/basel-convention-cop13-rotterdam-convention-co...


Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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Consultation on Indigenous Peoples’ Participation
Consultation on Indigenous Peoples’ Participation
04/24/2017 to 05/05/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/consultation-on-indigenous-peoples-participat...


New York City, US

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New York City, US
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16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
04/24/2017 to 05/05/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/16th-session-of-the-permanent-forum-on-indige...


New York City, US

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New York City, US
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Basel Convention COP13, Rotterdam Convention COP8 and Stockholm Convention COP8
Basel Convention COP13, Rotterdam Convention COP8 and Stockholm Convention COP8
04/24/2017 to 05/05/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/basel-convention-cop13-rotterdam-convention-c...


Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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16th Session of UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA)
16th Session of UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA)
04/24/2017 to 04/28/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/16th-session-of-un-committee-of-experts-on-pu...


US

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US
 
 
 
16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
04/24/2017 to 05/05/2017


Event Details @ http://nr.iisd.org/events/16th-session-of-the-permanent-forum-on-indigen...


New York City, US

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New York City, US
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20th CCAC Working Group and Science-Policy Dialogue
20th CCAC Working Group and Science-Policy Dialogue
04/25/2017 to 04/27/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/20th-ccac-working-group-and-science-policy-di...


Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
 
 
 
 
 
Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development (RFSD) 2017
Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development (RFSD) 2017
04/26/2017 to 04/28/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/forum-of-the-countries-of-latin-america-and-t...


Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
 
 
 
 
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Basel Convention COP13, Rotterdam Convention COP8 and Stockholm Convention COP8
Basel Convention COP13, Rotterdam Convention COP8 and Stockholm Convention COP8
04/24/2017 to 05/05/2017


Event Details @ http://nr.iisd.org/events/basel-convention-cop13-rotterdam-convention-co...


Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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Consultation on Indigenous Peoples’ Participation
Consultation on Indigenous Peoples’ Participation
04/24/2017 to 05/05/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/consultation-on-indigenous-peoples-participat...


New York City, US

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New York City, US
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16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
04/24/2017 to 05/05/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/16th-session-of-the-permanent-forum-on-indige...


New York City, US

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New York City, US
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Basel Convention COP13, Rotterdam Convention COP8 and Stockholm Convention COP8
Basel Convention COP13, Rotterdam Convention COP8 and Stockholm Convention COP8
04/24/2017 to 05/05/2017


Event Details @ http://sdg.iisd.org/events/basel-convention-cop13-rotterdam-convention-c...


Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
04/24/2017 to 05/05/2017


Event Details @ http://nr.iisd.org/events/16th-session-of-the-permanent-forum-on-indigen...


New York City, US

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New York City, US
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