UNCTAD Oceans Forum on trade-related aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 14
On 20-22 March 2017, The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will be organizing in cooperation with other partners two multi-stakeholder events in Geneva with the purpose of fostering debate and developing specific policy options and novel ideas to feed into the processes of two upcoming inter-governmental Conferences: the High Level United Nations Oceans Conference (New York, June 2017); and the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (Buenos Aires, December 2017).
The first will be a Briefing on "The fisheries regulatory framework at multilateral level and preparations to the U.N. High Level Oceans Conference 2017" in order to provide clarity on the main obligations and functioning of the multilateral legal framework applicable to fisheries and the development of the process leading to the 2017 UN Oceans Conference. This event is the result of a request made by participants during a previous briefing on the 2017 UN Oceans Conference held on 16 January 2017.
The second event will be the Oceans Forum on trade-related aspects of SDG14, which will seek to discuss policy and regulatory options for advancing the implementation of trade in fish related targets under SDG 14 by drawing on global, regional and cross-country experiences, sharing lessons, sensitizing development partnerships and designing more effective support measures.
The Briefing and Forum will be attended by Member States of UNCTAD, specialized agencies and other inter-governmental bodies. Civil society organizations interested in oceans and fisheries related issue wishing to participate should register online as soon as possible and by 16 March. To do so, please use the following link: Briefing on the fisheries regulatory framework at multilateral level and Oceans Forum on trade-related aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 14.