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Fourth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands

8-11 April 2008 | Hanoi, Viet Nam


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The Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Viet Nam.
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Highlights for Thursday, 10 April 2008

On Thursday morning, participants engaged in two plenary panels on governance of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction and overarching cross-cutting issues. In the afternoon, participants heard reports from the concurrent dialogue sessions that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday. A closing ceremony was held before the field trip to Halong Bay. Pictures of the Halong Bay field trip are now available (Link will open in a new window).

Plenary Panel 6: Governance of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction.
Plenary Panel 6: Governance of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Gabriele Goetsche-Wanli Hoang Ngoc Giao
Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, UNDOALOS, highlighted the lack of knowledge and technical challenges impeding the governance of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. Hoang Ngoc Giao, National University Hanoi, suggested developing cooperation in Asia on governance of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. 


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Sivu Maqungo Maria Castlillo Salvatore Arico
Sivu Maqungo, South Africa, discussed the outcomes of the working group on governance of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. Maria Castlillo, European Commission, said the EU position on the governance of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction is a "work in progress." Salvatore Arico, UNESCO, highlighted the role of information-based decision making, and suggested that area-based management tools could facilitate implementation of the ecosystem approach.

Plenary Panel 7: Overarching cross-cutting issues.


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Koos Neefjes Indumathie Hewawasam Ralph Cantral
Koos Neefjes, UNDP, discussed the “One UN Initiative” in Viet Nam. Indumathie Hewawasam, World Bank Consultant, highlighted the need and priorities for capacity development. Ralph Cantral, US NOAA, discussed progress markers designed to gauge success in achieving coastal and ocean goals.

Carl Bruch Philippe Vallette
Carl Bruch, Environmental Law Institute, presented the summary of the compliance and enforcement working group. Philippe Vallette, French National Sea Experience Centre (NAUSICAA) and World Ocean Network, presented on the long-term media strategy to advance the global oceans agenda.


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Sinyo Sarundajang, Governor of North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, extended an invitation to participants to attend the World Ocean Conference in May 2009, to be held in Manado, Indonesia. Participants enjoying the buffet during the lunch break.

In the afternoon participants heard reports from the dialogue sessions that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday.


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Biliana Cicin-Sain, Co-Chair and Head of Secretariat, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands and Co-Chair, Fourth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, reflected on the conference outputs and next steps. The audience applauded the conference organizers.

Rejoice Mabudafhasi Nguyen Viet Thang
Rejoice Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa, called for increased partnership between professionals from developed and developing countries. Nguyen Viet Thang, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam.

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