30 November | Bangkok, Thailand & Virtual
The 5th edition of UN ESCAP's Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean provided an opportunity to reflect on the outcomes of the One Ocean Summit (Brest), Our Ocean Conference (Palau), the Second UN Ocean Conference (Lisbon), and to discuss accelerated action in the Asia-Pacific region to meet the targets of SDG14 by 2030.
The GOAP Secretariat hosted a session titled 'Evidence for Sustainable Ocean Management'. The session offered attendees the opportunity to learn from regional experts about how organised and integrated ocean data benefit decision-making for sustainable ocean management, as well as showcased how taking into account the ocean's contribution to the economy and society improves social and economic development decision-making.
- Moderator: Rikke Munk Hanson, UN-ESCAP, Co-Chair, Global Ocean Accounts Partnership
- Opening Remarks: Michael Burnside, Secretariat Manager – Programs, Global Ocean Accounts Partnership
- Panellist: Mr Firdaus Agung, Director of Marine Conservation and Biodiversity, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia
- Panellist: Ms Kim Thi Thuy Ngoc, Head, Division of Science and International Cooperation, Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE), Viet Nam
- Panellist: Ms Ilham Atho Mohamed, Assistant Director, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Republic of the Maldives
- Panellist: Ms Moira Faletutulu, Environment Sector Coordination Division, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Samoa