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United Nations - The Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme - Building capacities to reinforce ocean governance for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals
by The Nippon Foundation and the United Nations/Office of Legal Affairs/Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
Based on our shared vision that human resources development for developing States in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea and related disciplines is essential, including to achieve the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in particular Sustainable Development Goal 14, a new United Nations Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme is aiming at building capacities to reinforce ocean governance for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals, through the following activities:

1. The enhancement of the United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme;
2. The delivery of thematic capacity assistance to mid-level ocean professionals with solid background in ocean affairs and the law of the sea and demonstrated need for in-depth training in specific thematic areas;
3. The delivery of critical capacity assistance to Government officials from developing States, in particular small island developing States and least developed Countries, with limited background in ocean affairs and the law of the sea filling key positions with identified strategic needs; and
4. The delivery of training activities in the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction for individuals from developing States involved in the on-going negotiations process and/or in the subsequent implementation of outcomes.

Progress reports
December/2018
Having more than 60 ocean experts (more than 200 in three years in total) for ocean governance
Staff / Technical expertise
Collaborating with UN DOALOS and other partners for human capacity building
Basic information
Time-frame: April/2018 - March/2021
Partners
The Nippon Foundation and the United Nations/Office of Legal Affairs/Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, as well as over 40 academic institutions
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Mr. Takashi Arikawa, United Nations/Office of Legal Affairs/Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Project Manager, t_arikawa@ps.nippon-foundation.or.jp; doalos@un.org,
Tokyo, Japan; New York, The United States
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