Strengthening data partnerships for Oceans in Asia and the Pacific
by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) (United Nations entity)
ESCAP member countries at its 73rd session in May 2017 adopted the resolution entitled Strengthening Asia-Pacifics support for the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. This resolution requests ESCAP secretariat to continue to support current regional partnerships and develop new regional partnerships, where appropriate, for enhancing data and statistical capacities for Goal 14 in line with ESCAPs statistical framework.
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
May 2019
Detailed concept paper on how to integrate existing SEEA accounts for oceans statistics
May 2019
Training module on applying SEEA for integrating oceans statistics
May 2019
Two national pilots (working group, assessment, training, work plan, pilot accounts)
May 2019
Case study on pilots and recommendations for expansion
Staff / Technical expertise
The ESCAP secretariat will provide staff time and technical expertise to support the implementation of the activities described in the resolution and the voluntary commitment.
Basic information
Time-frame: May 2017 - May 2019
Resolution sponsored by Fiji and co-sponsored by Australia (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Pacific
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Mr. Kaveh Zahedi / Mr. Michael Bordt , Deputy Executive Secretary, ESCAP / Regional Advisor on Environment Statistics, ESCAP, zahedi@un.org / bordt@un.org, Tel +66 2288 1115 /1521
Bangkok, Thailand
Other SDGs
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