Side event at the 4th Ocean Forum: Side Reflections on the Bridgetown Covenant and UNCTAD15 Outcomes: The role of knowledge-based institutions in achieving common aims through capacity development

06 abril 2022
13:00 - 14:00 hrs. Online and Geneva
Salle XXVI
, Switzerland

Issues to be discussed

  • What roles does capacity development in Ocean Governance play in ensuring safe and healthy oceans for the benefit of humankind?
  • How can the benefits from targeted capacity development and knowledge transfer maximized?
  • In the last half a decade, how do IOI’s commitments and achievements support UNCTAD’s mandates, specifically, the recently adopted Bridgetown Covenant and UNCTAD 15 outcomes on sustainable ocean economy?
  • How do IOI programmes and projects contribute to the implementation of the SDGs, particularly SDG 14?

Welcome remarks:
Mr. Awni Behnam, Honorary President, IOI

Panel Moderator:
Ms. Antonella Vassallo, Managing Director, IOI

Ms Dona Bertarelli, Special Adviser for the Blue Economy, UNCTAD (video message)

H.E. Chad Blackman, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva and Chair of the Group of 77 for 2022 (Geneva Chapter)
Mr. Peter Leder, Member, IOI Governing Board
Mr. Luis Vayas Valdivieso, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador
Ms. Miho Shirotori, Acting Director, Division of International Trade & Commodities, UNCTAD


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