Paragraph 58 (o) of Samoa Pathway
With this in mind, we strongly support action:
To conserve by 2020 at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas in small island developing States, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and for ecosystem services, through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures in order to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss in the marine environment;
Responsibilities by UN system
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (lead)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (lead)
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS-OLA)

Implementing Partnerships
Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI)

Time frame/Deliverables
SCBD: SOI Action Plan 2015 2020 including capacity building activities; Additional regional workshops to will be held in 2015 for (i) the North-west Indian Ocean and (ii) the Bay of Bengal.
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