Prof. Kaye with Australian Delegation Head and former ICP Co-Chair Mr. Philip Burgess
Prof. Kaye and the Australian Delegation in the United Nations General Assembly Hall for ICP9
from the left: Ms. Turnquest (Bahamas),
Mr. Francois Bailet (UN Programme Advisor),
Ms. Natova (Bulgaria) and Mr. Dong (Vietnam)
have the pleasure and honour to be back in 3 years after the completion
of the Fellowship, as representatives of our countries to the 18th
Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law
of the Sea. Now we are representing our countries which
belong to three different regional groups: Asian, Eastern European and
Latin American and Caribbean. There was a considerable amount of work
to consider under the Agenda of the meeting, namely the allocation of
seats of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the
Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. (SPLOS/182 - Decision on the allocation of seats on the Commission and the Tribunal ).
the inaugural group of the United Nations - Nippon Foundation Alumni,
we would like to express our strong belief in the successful
continuation of the UN - Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship,
particularly focusing on providing advance education and training in
the field of oceans affairs and the law of the sea to public servants.
The Programme is extremely useful and proved to be an effective means
through which participants are able to gain a deeper understanding of
key issues in the law of the sea, including enhanced professional
capacities and competencies.
Anna Natova and Natasha Turnquest (NY, June 2008)