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The East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2009

23-27 November 2009 | Manila, Philippines
 
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EAS Congress 2009Highlights for Thursday, 26 November 2009

On Thursday morning, 26 November, participants at the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress convened in plenary for the closing of the International Conference on Sustainable Coastal and Ocean Development, and the opening and closing of the Ministerial Forum. During the closing of the Conference, participants heard reports on the outcomes of the: meeting’s six themes; Youth Forum; and overall conference outcomes. They also participated in an open discussion on the key recommendations, lessons learned and issues for future attention on coastal management and policy.

During the Ministerial Forum, participants: attended a signing of the agreement on PEMSEA’s legal personality and the Manila Declaration; heard a keynote speech by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Philippines; and listened to Minister’s statements, before the Forum closed at 11:02 am.

 
Demetrio Ignacio, Undersecretary for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines, hands over the conference flag to Jang-Hyun Choi, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, Republic of Korea as the host of the next EAS Congress in 2012.
 
CLOSING PLENARY:
 
   
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View of the EAS Congress closing plenary
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Ivan Zavadsky, Global Environment Facility
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Meryl Williams, Asian Fisheries Society
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Edgardo Gomez, University of the Philippines
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Torkil Jønch Clausen, DHI Water and Environment
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Cherdsak Virapat, International Oceans Institute
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Stephen Adrian Ross, PEMSEA
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Raphael Lotilla, PEMSEA, spoke on behalf of 1500 participants, and thanked the government of the Philippines for hosting the Congress.
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Elisea "Bebet" Gozun, Earthday Network Chair, highlighted the conference outcomes.
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Mark Cheng, Youth representative from Singapore
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Signing of Agreement on PEMSEA's Legal Personality
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Jang-Hyun Choi, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, Republic of Korea
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The flag of the East Asian Seas was officially handed over to the Republic of Korea.
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L-R: Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in a discussion with Raphael Lotilla, PEMSEA and Jose Atienza Jr., Secretary for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippines
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President Arroyo made the keynote speech at the opening of the ministerial segment of the EAS Congress.
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Group photo with President Arroyo
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MINISTERIAL FORUM:
 
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View of the Ministerial Forum in session
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L-R: Teresita Castillo and Mundita Lim, DENR with Jose Atienza Jr., Secretary for the DENR, Philippines
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Raphael Lotilla, Executive Director, PEMSEA with the Ministers around the exhibition hall
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Chua Thia-Eng, PEMSEA with the Ministers around the exhibition hall
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Signing of the Manila Declaration
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Sign up for ENB
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Climate-L.org
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