Irina Bokova Meets the Prime Minister of Barbados

On 14 June, UNESCO Director-General Irirna Bokova met with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. She paid tribute to the important role that Barbados is performing in UNESCO’s Executive Board, through the chairmanship of Ms. Alissandra Cummins.

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Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogues

Public voting for the Rio Sustainable Development Dialogues is open.

Experts, stakeholders, and academics from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds have brainstormed ideas for improving the planet. Recommendations will be discussed and 30 will be chosen to be conveyed directly to world leaders and decision makers at the Rio+20 Conference. Visit the Sustainable Development Dialogues website and vote.

World Oceans Day, 8 June 2012


Friday, June 8 is World Oceans Day. Visit the WOD website to learn more and find out how you can get involved!
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Third Caribbean Training Course for Operators of Sea Level Stations

Within the framework of the Project "Strengthening sea-level observation network and coordination activities in the Caribbean", the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO jointly with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Mareographic Service of the Universidad Autónoma de Mexico, is organizing the “Third Caribbean Training Course for Operators of Sea Level Stations,” to be held in Mérida, Mexico 4–9 June, 2012.

Visit the IOC Tsunami Programme webpage for more information about this event.

World Bank Releases Little Green Data Book 2012

Press Release No:2012/458/SDN

New marine indicators highlight decline in the world’s oceans

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 – The World Bank today released its annual compilation of environmental data for more than 200 countries, providing up-to-date information on agriculture, forests and biodiversity, energy and emissions, water and sanitation, environment and health and oceans.

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Workshop on Telepresence-Enabled Exploration of the Caribbean Sea

The Ocean Exploration Trust has announced a regional workshop in October 2012, in Miami, USA. Stakeholders will have an opportunity to discuss promising areas for making new discoveries in the Caribbean region and for developing collaborative region-wide research programs based upon these discoveries.

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ICG/CARIBE EWS Elected Officers 2012-2014

The Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE-EWS-VII), was held in Willemstad, Curacao, 2 - 4 April, 2012. The Session elected new Officers for the Intersessional Period 2012 - 2014, namely:

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Announcement: Appointment of Mr. Paul Geerders

Mr. Paul Geerders has been appointed Project Manager of the CLME Information Management System (IMS) and Regional Environment Monitoring Programme (REMP) of IOC-UNESCO.

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