To forge meaningful career-building opportunities for ocean professionals from developing countries, a new partnership “United Nations-Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme” will be launched at a UN-Nippon Foundation Fellowship Alumni High-Level Event on 7 June. The new three-year programme aims to provide over 200 nationals from developing countries with advanced training and research opportunities in a number of relevant disciplines, including marine science and management, to support effective ocean governance, including the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 14 on oceans. The event will be hosted by the UN Office of Legal Affairs, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea.

Who: United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, the Nippon Foundation, UN-Nippon Foundation Fellowship Alumni, including ocean professionals and policy makers from developing countries, representatives of academic partner institutions

What: Announcement of the UN-Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme at the UN-Nippon Foundation Fellowship Alumni High-Level Event

When: Wednesday 7 June 2017, at 10-11 am (EDT)

Where: Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York

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Media contact:
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