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Election of Alumni Representative

 

12 December 2012: Mr. Abbas Daher Djama (Djibuti) 2011-2012 Programme Alumni and 2012 Deputy Alumni Representative

is appointed as new United Nations - Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Alumni Representative by the Alumni and current Fellows.

 

18 January 2011: Mr. Andrei Polejack (Brazil) 2010-2011 Programme Alumni is appointed as new
United Nations - Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Alumni Representative by the Alumni and current Fellows.

 

1 September 2009: Ms. Sampan Panjarat (Thailand) 2007-2008 Programme Alumni is appointed as new
United Nations - Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Alumni Representative by the Alumni and current Fellows.

 

30 July 2008: Mr. Andi Arsana (Indonesia) 2007-2008 Fellow is elected as the first
United Nations - Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Alumni Representative by the Alumni and current Fellows



News Letters

 

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UNNFF Alumni News Letter (January – May 2011)

Special focus on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts, with special message by
Mr. Unno, Executive Director of The Nippon Foundation and a collection of children’s drawings in support
of the Japanese people. See also the Alumni website for the children’s drawings and links to The Nippon Foundation’s Relief Programmes.

 

UNNFF Alumni News Letter (October – December 2010)

 

UNNFF Alumni News Letter (June – August 2010)

Focus on the Latin America Caribbean Alumni Meeting Themes and Alumni Network

 

 UNNFF Alumni News Letter (October – December 2009)
Focus on ICP and SPLOS 2009, with contribution by Mr. Burgess, former ICP Co-Chair (’03-’05)

 

UNNFF Asia-Pacific Alumni News Letter (May 2009 – July 2009) Volume 2, Number 2

UNNFF Asia-Pacific Alumni News Letter (Feb 2009 – April 2009) Volume 1, Number 2

UNNFF Asia-Pacific Alumni News Letter (Nov 2008 – Jan 2009) Volume 1, Number 1

 

Words from the inaugural Editor:

“I am pleased to inform you that we, the Alumni of Asia-Pacific, have managed to organize a newsletter, published quarterly.

The very first edition was published at the end of last month, after a very long process and discussion.

We realize this publication is far form perfect but we believe this can be a good start for something better in the future.

In addition, this small idea may hopefully stimulate similar and even better ideas from alumni in the other regions.

Being the representative of the Alumni, I will be happy to work with all of you to organize such publication for all alumni.

With good collaboration, I believe we can do it.

 

With regard to the Asia Pacific newsletter, please feel free to comment and suggest.

Due to limited ability and experience, you might find many things to improve in the newsletter. Please kindly let me know.

 

I personally thank everybody contributing their ideas in this edition. I am looking forward to having more contributions from you for the next editions.

I wish you all a best of luck with everything you are doing.

 

Sincerely yours, Andi”


Alumni Network

 

“Dear UN-Nippon Alumni and Fellows,

 

  I am very pleased to announce a new and extremely important element of the United Nations – Nippon Foundation of Japan

Fellowship Programme: The Alumni Programme.

 

  With the continued generous support of the Nippon Foundation of Japan, we will now be in a position to start developing activities for the Alumni.

The objective of these activities will be to provide you with continuing knowledge development and networking events,

as well as opportunities to participate as Alumni in various high-profile external events.

The Alumni Programme will also allow for the participation of the Fellowship Academic Co-supervisors in many of these activities.

 

  The Alumni Programme will be developed in a stepwise manner and in consultation with the Alumni. The Alumni Representative will be the

  primary point of contact for the Alumni, and we will also periodically communicate directly with all Alumni. Of course, you should all feel

  free to continue to communicate your ideas and experiences through the Fellows’ News Group and/or directly to me.

 

I am certain you will all agree that the establishment of the Alumni Programme is an important opportunity for each and every one of us, and

  I count on your continued dedication in taking full advantage. I am also sure that I speak for all in expressing our heartfelt gratitude to The

  Nippon Foundation of Japan for its continued generous support, vision and trust in us.”

 

First Meeting of the Alumni

 

United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme Asia-Pacific Alumni Meeting

 

The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations and the

Nippon Foundation of Japan are pleased to announce that the

United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme Asia-Pacific Alumni meeting was held in Tokyo (Japan) from 13-16 April 2009.

 

The meeting brought together 16 Alumni of the Asia-Pacific region with 3 Fellowship Programme academic co‑supervisors,

several Japanese Government officials and scholars from the University of Tokyo, as well as Foundation researchers, staff and special guests.

A special segment on the Japanese Basic Ocean Law was co-organized by the Ocean Policy and Research Foundation.

 

The meeting was opened by Dr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation at the Foundation Headquarters in Tokyo.

The meeting closed with a day-long session on the future activities and organization of the Alumni Network.

 

UN-Nippon Fellowship Asia-Pacific Alumni Meeting page

 

 

 

Second Meeting of the Alumni

 

United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme Latin America – Caribbean Alumni Meeting

 

The meeting brought together the Alumni of the Latin America – Caribbean Region was held in Barbados from 17-22 May 2010
with several Fellowship Programme academic co‑supervisors on the occasion of the regional
“Law of the Sea and Principled Ocean Governance” (PROGOVNET) training module,
at the University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus.
This event was co-organized by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs and the
University of the West Indies, Dalhousie University, the International Ocean Institute and The Nippon Foundation of Japan.

 

UN-Nippon Fellowship Latin America – Caribbean Alumni Meeting page (coming soon)

 

 

Third Meeting of the Alumni

 

United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme African Alumni Meeting

 

The African Region Alumni gathered in Nairobi from 10-15 of July 2011 for 5 days of intensive lectures and discussions on the following topics:
maritime boundary delimitation and delineation (methods, tools and negotiation)

maritime security and piracy

ecosystem-based fisheries management

ocean governance (legal, political and institutional)

professional skills development (communications, leadership and teambuilding).

 

The alumni were also provided with opportunities to discuss amongst themselves their needs and expectations with respect to the Alumni Network, and to begin developing joint activities for the region and in cooperation with the Global Alumni Network.

 

Meeting photos and presentations are posted on the Alumni website and the Alumni Facebook Group.

 

Fourth Meeting of the Alumni

 

United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme Regional Representative and Alumni Network Meeting

 

The Fourth United Nations-Nippon Foundation (UNNF) Fellowship Alumni meeting was held at the Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS),

United Nations (UN) in New York from 10 to 12 December 2012.

This alumni meeting coincided with the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

UNCLOS opened for signature on 10 December 1982 and has 164 parties to date.

The UNNF alumni had the opportunity to attend this significant commemorative event held in the UN General Assembly Hall.

Broad participation at this meeting, which comprised 28 marine professionals worldwide, made it unique.

Participants comprised fellowship programme advisor, alumni representative, deputy representative and eight regional representatives.

Participation also included the website team from the alumni, eight current fellows, an international consultant and five resource people from partner institutions.

 

Alumni Report on Meeting is available here

 

 

Fifth Meeting of the Alumni

 

United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme Pacific Islands States Alumni Meeting

 

The Pacific Islands States Alumni meeting was held in Suva, the Republic of Fiji, from 14-18 of October 2013 for 5 days of intensive lectures and discussions on the following topics:
Current State of Ocean Affairs in the Pacific Islands Region

Delimitation and Delineation of Maritime Boundaries and Management of Non-living Resources

Climate Change and Fisheries

Biodiversity

Technical Cooperation and Capacity Development

Capacity Gaps

Pacific Regional Development and Cooperation in Ocean Affairs

The UN-NF Alumni Network’s Contribution to Pacific Regional Development and Cooperation in Ocean Affairs.

 

This event was co-organized by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs, the Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Forum and The Nippon Foundation of Japan.

 

Alumni Report on Meeting is available here

 

Sixth Meeting of the Alumni

 

United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme Global Alumni Meeting 2014

 

2014 marks the celebration of two important events:

The 10th anniversary of the Fellowship Programme and 100 Fellows; and

The 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

To mark those events, the Sixth United Nations-Nippon Foundation (UNNF) Fellowship Alumni meeting was held in Tokyo, Japan, 28 November to 3 December 2014, with a view to offer the alumni the opportunity to, in particular:

Meet as a group and with the representatives of The Nippon Foundation of Japan to celebrate these important events;

 Contribute to knowledge on emergent issues relating to ocean affairs and the law of the sea and effective ocean governance; and

Identify national/regional needs relating to ocean affairs and the law of the sea and effective ocean governance and the programmes of work/activities that the Alumni Network can engage into to address those needs.

The participation at this meeting of 80 alumni from the Global Alumni Network made it unique and guaranteed its success.

Participants included: Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel; Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation; Ms. Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, DOALOS Director; and representatives of the Programme Academic Partners.

 

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Photo of the group’s visit to Mr. Takashi Uto, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan

 

The Alumni Report on the Meeting and the outcome document of the Meeting will be made available here.

 

Alumni Website and Profiles

 

www.unfalumni.org

 

All Alumni and current Fellows must obtain a user id/pw from the site administrator and proceed to create and update their profiles.

Note that the detailed profiles on the UN Fellowship website will no longer be maintained,
and
it will be the responsibility of each of you to update your profile as required on the www.unfalumni.org website.

 

Alumni and current Fellows can also sign-up for their personalized web-mail account with the domain yourname@unfalumni.org

 

All are also encouraged to post personal updates, latest developments and etc on the website.

 



Alumni Sightings

 

Some recent Alumni sightings in New York

 

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CLCS home-page

 

April 2010: Ms. Aleeza Moseley (Barbados) 2009-2010 Fellow visits the Division several times on the occasion of her participation in the Barbados Delegation presenting their submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)

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4 January 2010: Ms. LaVerne Walker (St. Lucia), 2005-2006 Fellow visits the Division and meets the Director and some of the 2009-2010 Fellows

 

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27 October 2009: Ms. Miriam Sara-Repetto (Peru), 2005-2006 Fellow visits the  Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea and meets the Director and some of the 2009-2010 Fellows

 

assessment webpage

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31 Aug - 4 September 2009: Mr. Ahamada Mohamed (Comoros) 2007-2008 Programme Alumni represents the Comoros during the General Assembly Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole to recommend a course of action to the General Assembly on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, Including Socio-Economic Aspects

 

 

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SPLOS website

 

22-26 June 2009: 2 Alumni and 2 Fellows participate in the 19th Meeting of States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, in NY, USA.

 

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ICP website

 

17-19 June 2009: 3 Alumni and 2 Fellows participate in the 10th United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea in NY, USA.