Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary ready soon

Oslo, Norway– Palau President Tommy Remengesau is looking forward to showcase their National Marine Sanctuary when they host the Our Ocean Conference on August 17 to 18  next year.

Tagged as one of the world’s largest no take Marine Protected Areas which is 400,000 square kilometres, President Remengesau said the National Marine Sanctuary would move from blue print to the blue ocean early next year after four years of preparatory work.

“In Palau, we are on the cusp of a new era in transitioning towards a sustainable blue economy.”

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Pacific Ocean Alliance Meeting Opening Statement by Pacific Ocean Commissioner Dame Meg Taylor

In my capacity as Pacific Ocean Commissioner, I welcome you all to the headquarters of the Pacific Islands Forum, for this meeting of the Pacific Ocean Alliance.

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Address by UNSG’S Special Envoy for the Ocean, Ambassador Peter Thomson, at the Pacific Ocean Alliance Meeting

Ni bula vinaka. Welcome to Suva everyone. Even though I flew in from London yesterday and spend my days in all four corners of the world promoting military museums & Ocean Action, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you here, because this is my home town and has been for five generations of my family.
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Pacific joins negotiations for new treaty on marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction

As stewards of the largest ocean space on the Blue Planet, Pacific Islands Forum Member Countries believe that new treaty on areas beyond national jurisdiction must be ambitious and act to protect marine biological diversity for future generations.

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BBNJ Treaty Negotiations open in New York

Any new treaty to improve governance of the high seas must ensure healthy resilient Oceans and seas, promote greater coherence, and complement the relevant existing instruments, frameworks and sectoral bodies.

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Pacific Ocean Commissioner calls for Pacific people to be centre of negotiations on international treaty on the high seas

Pacific officials preparing for a major international meeting to agree an international treaty on the high seas must remember that they negotiate on behalf of the people of the Blue Pacific who greatly depend upon the ocean and its resources, says Pacific Ocean Commissioner, Dame Meg Taylor.

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