Status of initiative: N/a
2015
Description/achievement of initiative

The declaration was adopted at the Side Event "Towards a new dialogue for the better conservation and management of islands and their surrounding ocean areas" held from 11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 3 September 2014. It is intended to declare - to reaffirm the importance of and our commitment to promoting sustainable development of small island developing states (SIDS) and sustainable management of their surrounding oceans, - attest our commitment to the implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action: S.A.M.O.A. Pathways, - emphasize the significance of advancing international multi-stakeholder partnership for achieving sustainable development of SIDS and sustainable management of surrounding oceans,- underline the need for and usefulness of promoting information sharing on good practice, developing human resources, facilitating policy development, building institutional capacity, supporting innovative activities and undertaking research for fostering sustainable development of SIDS and sustainable management of their surrounding oceans, and - establish an international collaborative network called Islands and Oceans Net to promote sustainable development of SIDS and sustainable management of their surrounding oceans.Further details will be presented at the side event, and discussed in due course.

Implementation methodologies

The Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF) together with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) , technical partners and other collaborators/stakeholders will support the proposed activities.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

The Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF) together with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) , technical partners and other collaborators/stakeholders will support the proposed activities.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF) together with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) , technical partners and other collaborators/stakeholders will support the proposed activities.

Partner(s)

The Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) together with technical partners and other collaborators/stakeholders
Deliverables
2015
Report
Resources devoted to implementation
In-kind contribution
policy recommendations and implementation modalities
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
PRIORITY AREASS
SDGs
Information
Location:
Date of completion: TBC
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Masanori Kobayashi, Keita Furukawa, m-kobayashi@sof.or.jp, k-furukawa@sof.or.jp

Documents
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