Events on Thursday, 16 December 2021

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Regional Kick-off Conference for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021–2030 for the Tropical Americas and the Caribbean Region

Thursday, 16 December 2021 - Friday, 17 December 2021


Convened by IOC of UNESCO Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions-IOCARIBE with UN Agencies and Partners under the auspices of the Governments of Barbados and Colombia.

The Regional Kickoff Conference will mark the launch of the UN Ocean Decade in the Tropical Americas.  Join us to explore and consider the emerging transformative ocean science solutions resulting from the two-year co-design process.

16 December 2021: Review the proposed transformative ocean science solutions and assess the value, feasibility and priority of the potential Regional Ocean Decade Actions.

17 December 2021: Highlight emerging regional engagement in co-designing partnerships for Regional Ocean Decade Actions and Mobilize contributions and expressions of interest by UN and regional agencies, governments, industry and private sectors, and other stakeholder groups.

The Regional Kickoff Conference will represent the beginning of the region-wide efforts in a substantive development and implementation of Decade Actions. It aims to catalyze partnerships among various ocean stakeholder communities in the region, and catalyze co-design of transformative ocean science solutions to the Ocean Decade Challenges in order to achieve the Ocean Decade Outcomes and Sustainable Development Goals.