OACPS and UNDOALOS Host Regional Training Course to Enhance Ocean Governance

Embassy of The Bahamas, Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
30 April 2024

Press Release

The OACPS and UNDOALOS collaborated in Brussels to host a regional training course aimed at enhancing capacity in ocean governance and sustainable economies, emphasizing the importance of multilateralism in addressing ocean-related challenges.

The Secretariat of the Organization of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) and the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS) collaborated over the past two days to host a regional training course aimed at bolstering capacity in the law of the sea, ocean governance, and sustainable ocean-based economies for OACPS members.

Led by facilitators François Baslet and Amber Rose Maggio, with assistance from ASG Cristelle Pratt, the workshop witnessed a robust participation of delegates from member states, showcasing a strong appetite for knowledge sharing and skill development in these critical areas.

During the event, Secretary General Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti underscored the significance of ocean diplomacy for all 79 member states, which encompass 64 coastal states and 39 small island developing states (SIDS), emphasizing the pivotal role of multilateralism in navigating ocean-related challenges.

The regional training course reflects the commitment of the OACPS and UNDOALOS to fostering collaborative efforts in advancing ocean governance and sustainability across the region.

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