United Nations
By end of 2017 have an approved Oceans Policy
by Government of Timor-Leste (Government)
The National Oceans Policy is a new opportunity for the ocean vision in Timor-Leste to be implemented and to enable government, the private sector and communities to have a coordinated approach to future national ocean issues. The Policy has six objectives: 1. Working together; 2. National security and sovereignty over our oceans, including maintenance and protection of the rights of Timorese people to equitably use and manage their marine natural resources; 3. Our future: diverse blue economy based on the sea; 4. Strengthening our natural defense: protecting, restoring and maintaining of coastal and ocean resources and ecosystem services; 5. Investing in our people: developing the capacity of Timorese to engage in ocean based development and protection through research and education; and 6. Climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation.
Progress reports
December 2017
By the end of 2017 have the national Oceans Policy approved and in place
Other, please specify
Technical Working Group in place with NGO, Government, and stakeholders participating
Basic information
Time-frame: November 2016 - December 2017
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Environment PEMSEA Conservation International WorldFish
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Acacio Guterres, Director General Fisheries, guterres_acacio@yahoo.com, +670 77546398
Dili, Timor-Leste
Other SDGs
United Nations