Global Forum Newsletter Vol 3. No. 2
In this issue, we are pleased to announce, with sincere thanks, that The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has awarded a grant (together with a number of co-financing partners) to support the work of the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands for the period 2005-2007, with the major aim of enhancing the participation of developing countries, small island developing States, and countries with economies in transition in the advancement of ocean and coastal management at global, regional, and national levels. This issue outlines the 2005-2007 agenda for the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, involving six key focus areas: continuing global multistakeholder dialogue to advance the implementation of global oceans commitments; assessing and addressing capacity-building needs for ocean policy development, assisting in the implementation of the oceans agenda of small island developing States, attaining collaboration between freshwater and coastal and ocean institutions, increasing public awareness of ocean issues in cooperation with the World Ocean Network, and developing a long-term strategy for the sustainability of the Global Forum.
10 Jan 2014