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High Level Dialogue on Oceans and Small Island States

5 June, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm


Co-Organised by Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), and SIDS DOCK.

Programme includes:

High-level dialogue: Heads of of delegations of Member states (Member states are requested to submit their request to speak in this event by emailing thowfeequ@un.org and ismail@maldivesmission.com no later than 30 May 2017)

Guest speaker: Dr. Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer and Explorer, Mission Blue, Silvia Earle Alliance

Special presentation by:

Mr. Cyrill Gutsch, Founder of Parley for the Oceans and Mr. Eric Lietdke, Executive Board Member of adidas AG presentation on “on Parley AIR”
Mr. Douglas Frantz, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD on support for SIDS to develop their economies through the implementation SDG 14
Mr. Nishan Degnarain, Chair, Global Agenda Council on Oceans, World Economic Forum on the “Tuna Traceability Declaration”
Mr Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President for Climate, European Investment Bank on “Climate resilient growth and SIDS

Announcement of voluntary commitments by SIDS Partners (tbc):

SIDS DOCK Blue Guardians
Waitt Foundation
 Swimsol SolarSea
 Plastic Mining Corporation


Draft ProgrammeDownload
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5 June, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm


UN Headquarters, Trusteeship Chamber
405 E 42nd St
New York City, NY 10017 United States
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