Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS-OLA)
Ms. Charlotte Salpin
Legal Officer
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Office of Legal Affairs
NY
+1 212-963-1112
salpin@un.org

Ms. Alice Hicuburundi
Senior Legal Officer
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Office of Legal Affairs
NY
+1 212-963-5915
hicuburundi@un.org
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We reaffirm that international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources.
DOALOS: Technical assistance regarding the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
58 (a)
With this in mind, we strongly support action:
To promote and support national, subregional and regional efforts to assess, conserve, protect, manage and sustainably use the oceans, seas and their resources by supporting research and the implementation of strategies on coastal zone management and ecosystem-based management, including for fisheries management, and enhancing national legal and institutional frameworks for the exploration and sustainable use of living and non-living resources;
SCBD: SOI Action Plan 2015 2020 including capacity building activities; Ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) regional workshops; Additional regional workshops will be held in 2015 for (i) the North-west Indian Ocean and (ii) the Bay of Bengal; Marine spatial planning approaches.
58 (f)
With this in mind, we strongly support action:
To undertake marine scientific research and develop the associated technological capacity of small island developing States, including through the establishment of dedicated regional oceanographic centres and the provision of technical assistance, for the delimitation of their maritime areas and the preparation of submissions to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf;
DOALOS: training course on article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; technical assistance regarding maritime delimitation.
58 (k)
With this in mind, we strongly support action:
To promote the conservation, sustainable use and management of straddling and highly migratory fish stocks, including through measures that benefit small island developing States that are adopted by relevant regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements;
DOALOS technical assistance the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (UNCLOS)
58 (n)
With this in mind, we strongly support action:
To enhance local, national, regional and global cooperation to address the causes of ocean acidification and to further study and minimize its impacts, including through information-sharing, regional workshops, the integration of scientists from small island developing States into international research teams, steps to make marine ecosystems more resilient to the impacts of ocean acidification and the possible development of a strategy for all small island developing States on ocean acidification;
CBD Technical Series No. 75 launched at CBD COP 12.
58 (o)
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;
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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Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI)
Since its inception, necessary financial resources for the implementation of SOI...
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