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Course on Sustainable Oceans and Marine Resources
by Singapore (Government)
Oceans are essential for planetary survival and global economic wellbeing.

Under the Singapore Cooperation Programme, our main platform for government-to-government technical assistance, Singapore will be organising a course on sustainable oceans and marine resources. This programme explores the impacts of mans activities on the marine environment and seeks to share a sustainable approach to marine resources and marine biodiversity conservation.

Participants will visit relevant nature reserves in Singapore, and learn about Singapores coral reefs conservation.

Topics covered by the course:

Introduction to the UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction;

Climate change and the seas;
Exploitation of marine natural resources and its impact; and

Marine biodiversity conservation
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
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
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
The course is scheduled to take place in July 2017 and will bring together mid to senior level officials involved in marine resource conservation and planning and climate change mitigation to share of best practices in support of the implementation of SDG 14.
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Logistical resources
Staff / Technical expertise
Trainers and consultants from government and external agencies.
Basic information
Time-frame: July 2017 - July 2017
Government of the Republic of Singapore
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Nathaniel Khng, Counsellor (Legal), Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations in New York, Nathaniel_KHNG@mfa.gov.sg,
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