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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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The Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth will take place from 22-25 April 2014, in The Hague, The Netherlands. The Summit is organized by the Government of The Netherlands, in close collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Bank and the Governments of Grenada, Indonesia, Mauritius, Norway and the US.

Healthy oceans are essential for global food security, livelihoods and economic growth. Ocean health and productivity must therefore be at the heart of global efforts to eradicate poverty, strengthen food security and build resistance to climate change. For the first time, global leaders, ocean practitioners, scientists, and representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations will come together to explore action-oriented partnerships, governance arrangements, investment frameworks and new financing vehicles to address the health of oceans.

The Summit will identify steps towards critical internationally agreed targets for fisheries, aquaculture, habitat protection and pollution reduction. The Summit will also: highlight the need to address the next frontiers of successful integrated approaches, including public-private partners; take stock of previous important regional and thematic ocean conferences; and deliver a pathway towards prime positioning for the oceans on the international development agenda.

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IISD RS resources

*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

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

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

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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