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Fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands

3-7 May 2010 | UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

View from 7th floor balcony The Fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands continued on Wednesday, 5 May, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.

On Wednesday, participants engaged in three concurrent roundtables for high-level national officials, ocean parliamentarians, and regional, provincial, and local authorities. Delegates heard reports of the roundtables in plenary at the end of the day.

Seven Global Forum Working Groups also met throughout the day. A reception for participants was held in the evening.

Photo: A view of the Eiffel Tower and Ecole Militaire from the balcony of UNESCO's 7th floor.

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Roundtables
Roundtable Participants

Participants in the High-Level National Officials Roundtable.

Ambassador Laurent Stefanini, France
Laurent Stefanini, Ambassador for the Environment, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France.
Biliana Cicin-Sain, Global Forum
Biliana Cicin-Sain, Co-Chair, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands.
Monique Barbut, GEF
Monique Barbut, CEO, Global Environment Facility.
Paul Sandifer, NOAA
Paul Sandifer, Senior Science Advisor, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, USA.
Roundtable Facilitators

Facilitators in the Ocean Parliamentarians Roundtable.

Richard Tuheiava
Richard Tuheiava, Senator, French Polynesia.
Guy Lengagne
Guy Lengagne, former Member of Parliament, France.
Antonio Carlos Valadares Filho, Brazil
Antonio Carlos Valadares Filho, Deputy, Brazilian Delegation to UNESCO.
Constantinos Cartalis
Constantinos Cartalis, Member of Parliament, Greece.
Roundtable Participants

Participants in the Regional, Provincial and Local Authorities Roundtable.

David Vousden, Agulhas and Somali Current LME Project
David Vousden, Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project, South Africa.
Nguyen Van Thanh, Hai Phong City
Nguyen Van Thanh, Chairman, Hai Phong City, Viet Nam.
Coral Pasisi, Pacific Islands Forum
Coral Pasisi, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Fiji.
Roundtable reports dais

Panelists reporting on the progress of the three roundtables, at the end of the afternoon.

Working Groups
Working Group Participants

Participants in the Working Group on Climate, Oceans and Security.

Working Group Participants
Participants in the Working Group on Governance of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction.
Working Group Participants
Participants in the Working Group on Marine Biodiversity and Networks of Marine Protected Areas.
Working Group Participants
Participants in the Working Group on Fisheries and Aquaculture Sustainability and Governance.
Working Group Participants

Participants in the Working Group on Progress in Achieving Ecosystem-Based Management and Integrated Coastal Management by 2010.

Around the Conference
Participants at reception

Conference participants during the evening reception.

Posters outside UNESCO

Ocean posters along Avenue de Suffren outside UNESCO.

Related Links

Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands resources
* Conference web site
* Draft conference program

General resources
* Center for Marine Policy, University of Delaware
* Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
* UNEP Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities
* Small Island Developing States Network

IISD RS resources
* IISD RS coverage of the Fourth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, 8-11 April 2008, Hanoi, Viet Nam
* IISD RS coverage of the Third Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, 24-27 January 2006, Paris, France
* IISD RS coverage of the SIDS Sustainable Development Programme of Action Review Meeting, 10-14 January 2005, Port Louis, Mauritius
* IISD RS coverage of the Second Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, 12-14 November 2003, Paris, France
* IISD RS coverage of the First Global Conference on Oceans and Coasts at Rio+10, 3-7 December 2001, Paris, France
* IISD RS coverage of the Oceans-L - A mailing list for news on oceans policy
* IISD RS coverage of the Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
* IISD RS coverage of the MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
* IISD RS coverage of the Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
* IISD RS coverage of the African Regional Coverage

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