Training Course - Honiara, Solomon Islands
15 to 20 January 2007

Last updated: 13 December 2006

Background of the Training Course

     The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea has invited Governments of small island developing States of the Pacific region which are also Members of SOPAC, namely the Cook Islands, the Fiji Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu to nominate participants for the regional training course on the “Development, Implementation, and Management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)”, which is being organized by the Division and the International Ocean Institute's OceanLearn.  The course, which is organized in collaboration with the Government of the Solomon Islands and the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), will take place in Honiara, Solomon Islands, from 15 to 20 January 2007.

    The participating States shall nominate up to two Government officials with relevant expertise who are involved in the development, establishment and management of marine protected areas.  In this connection, the Division would like to emphasize that the training course will provide an in-depth analysis of the legal, technical and scientific aspects of the selection, development, establishment and management of marine protected areas.

Requirement to receive financial assistance

    Financial assistance will be provided through the Division’s Train-Sea-Coast Programme to only one participant from each of the above-mentioned States, in the form of travel and daily subsistence allowance for the duration of the course.  The second participant would be at the expense of his/her Government.

     Nominations for the training course shall be submitted to the Division through the Permanent Mission to the United Nations as soon as possible and no later than 17 November 2006.  Nominations shall include: 

     a) a letter of nomination from the Government;
     b) the completed application form;
     c) the curriculum vitae of the trainee, including date of birth; and
     d) a photocopy of the personal data page from the applicant’s passport.

     The application form is available below in electronic format and it would greatly facilitate processing if the application could be submitted both in the official, signed hard copy and electronically.  Please submit electronic format in an email to

Training course materials

     Application Form

    Please find below the application form for the training course on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).  The document in MS Word format is a "form" requiring you to type in the grey box.  This should be sent electronically to  If that is not possible you can print the application in PDF format, fill it in and fax it to the Division.

     Draft Course Outline

 Submission of applications

The official submission of the completed application form for training together with all required documentation must be made through the Permanent Mission to the United Nations of the State concerned to:

Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Office of Legal Affairs
Room DC2-0450
United Nations
New York, NY 10017

To expedite processing, please also fax: a) the 2-page application; b) applicants curriculum vitae; and c) copy of page of passport containing personal information to +1 (212) 963-5847.  Please also email an electronic version of the application form to 

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