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Enhancing the participation of the Landlocked States in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14

8 June, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Side Event: The Ocean Conference


Co-organized by Zambia (the Chair of the LLDCs) and UN-OHRLLS

The event will be organised during the margins of the Ocean Conference and aims to foster the participation of the landlocked in the implementation of SDG14 as well as their participation in the blue economy. The specific objectives of the event include to:

  • Raise awareness on rights and obligations of the landlocked countries in the UNCLOS and as well as on the relevance of SDG 14 to these countries;
  • Solicit ideas on enhancing the participation of landlocked countries, in
    particular, of the LLDCs in the blue economy;
  • Foster partnerships for sustainable capacity building and technical assistance to LLDCs; and
  • Enhance the participation of the landlocked developing countries in meetings related to the implementation of UNCLOS.


Concept NoteEnglish
Event FlyerEnglish
Ms Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu – High-Representative and Under-Secretary-General for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing StatesEnglish
Mrs. Theresah Chipulu Luswili Chanda, Counsellor (Economic), Delivered on behalf of Ms. Christine Kalamwina, Charge D’ Affairs and Deputy Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations as Global Chair of the Group of LLDCsEnglish
H.E. Mr. Christian Braun, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the UNEnglish
Mr. Michael Lodge, Secretary General, International Seabed AuthorityEnglish
Ms. Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea English


8 June, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


UN Headquarters, Conference Room 11
405 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017 United States
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