Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Training Programme

Building capacity in ocean affairs and the law of the sea with a focus on maritime boundaries and dispute settlement 

About the programme

The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs has been requested by the General Commission for Survey (GCS) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assist it in the training of its personnel in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through the Office of its Resident Representative in Saudi Arabia, assists with the administration of the project under which this training will take place.

Objectives

The training programme will provide an overview of the legal and institutional framework for the sustainable management of the ocean, including: the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), related legal and institutional frameworks at all levels, and the interaction of these with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development so as to build sustainable ocean-based economies. The training will also focus on specific technical aspects, including maritime boundary delimitation and dispute settlement. The participants’ understanding of the course content will be assessed throughout the delivery.

Activities

Course development

The Division has developed a customized training programme to meet the identified needs, in close consultation with the GCS and with the cooperation of relevant subject matter experts from the United Nations System, intergovernmental organizations and academia.

Course delivery

The course is being delivered in Riyadh by the Division, with the assistance of subject matter experts.