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Global Oceans Action Summit for
Food Security and Blue Growth

22-25 April 2014 | The Hague, Netherlands

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Highlights for Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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View of the plenary, with a WWF slideshow on fishers’ communities and marine environments
The Global Oceans Action Summit reconvened today in The Hague, The Netherlands.

In the morning, delegates met in the three Working Groups that had started their work on Tuesday. The Working Group on balancing growth and conservation addressed potential solutions; the Working Group on private sector and social equity discussed concrete actions; and the Working Group on areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) and exclusive economic zones (EEZs) focused on cooperation.

Delegates then met in a brief plenary session, chaired by Dutch Minister of Agriculture Sharon Dijksma. They heard a presentation by William Moomaw, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, entitled “Perspectives on ocean health and productivity – implications for fisheries.” They also heard final reports from all three working groups on their respective discussions and recommendations.

In the afternoon, three new Working Groups started their work, each meeting in two different sessions. The Working Group on models for governance addressed integrated management of the marine environment, and creating the conditions for best-practice community management. The Working Group on financing mechanisms focused on insights from public, private and multilateral institutions, and on financing the transition to sustainable blue economies – the potential for blue bonds. The Working Group on partnerships discussed public partnerships for transformative action, and lessons from effective partnerships for ocean health.

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Brainstorming sessions in the private sector and social equity Working Group

Panel shot of Working Group on models of governance on integrated management of the marine environment
Panel shot of Working Group on models of governance on creating the conditions for best practice community management

In the evening, delegates enjoyed dinner, drinks and music at a beach club reception in Scheveningen, hosted by the Government of the Netherlands.
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*IISD RS coverage of the Seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ), 1-4 April 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS briefing note of the Sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ), 19-23 August 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-third Session of the Governing Council of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT GC 23) - “Sustainable urban development through expanding equitable access to land and housing, basic services and infrastructure”, 11-15 April 2011, UN Office, Nairobi, Kenya

bulletIISD RS coverage of the Fourteenth meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea, 17-20 June 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the Thirtieth session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), 9-13 July 2012, FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of the Global Conference on Land-Ocean Connections (GLOC) and Third Intergovernmental Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Pollution (GPA), 23-24 and 25-26 January 2012, Manila, Philippines

*OCEANS-L - A mailing list for news and announcements related to oceans policy issues

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*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

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