Our Islands, Our Oceans, Our Future: Partnering for implementation of SDG14
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Trusteeship Council, UNHQ

Side Event

Lead Organizer: Palau Mission to UN Partners: Global Island Partnership, Governments of Seychelles, Palau, Grenada, British Virginslands, Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmentrogramme (SPREP), Polynesian Voyaging Society, Blue Guardians, Rare, The Nature Conservancy, Italy, IUCN, Sustainability Connections, PRECOVERY Labs

This event convenes a diverse group of island and ocean champions working together through strong, interconnected partnerships to implement SDG 14 as part of the UN Conference on Oceans. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2qz63O9

Speaker Program
H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., President of Palau
Dr. The Right Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada
H.E. Vincent Meriton, Vice-President of Seychelles
The Hon. Mattlan Zackhras, Minister In Assistance to the President, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Dr. The Hon. Kedrick Pickering, Deputy Premier of the British Virgin Islands
The Hon. Perla Tun Pech, Mayor of Cozumel
Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Celeste Connors, Executive Director of Hawai‘i Green Growth
‘Aulani Wilhelm, Senior Vice President for the Center for Oceans for Conservation International
Closing Speaker: H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly (tbc)
Master of Ceremonies: Kate Brown, Executive Director of the Global Island Partnership

This event is being coordinated by the Global Island Partnership and its Members including: Palau, Seychelles, Grenada, British Virgin Islands, Association for Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA), Conservation International, County of Hawai’i, Municipality of Cozumel, Global Environment Facility, GEF Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP, Hawai’i Green Growth, Indian Ocean Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Italy, Micronesia Conservation Trust, Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea, Pacifico Foundation, Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF), PRECOVERY Labs, Rare, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Seasteading Institute, Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity, State of Hawai’i, The Nature Conservancy and Waitt Foundation and Waitt Institute and friends.

Led by the Presidents of Palau and Seychelles, Prime Minister of Grenada and Premier of the British Virgin Islands, the Global Island Partnership promotes action to build resilient and sustainable island communities for all islands. We are a partnership of 50+ members that have assisted 35 leaders to launch visionary commitments and leverage more than $150m to support implementation: http://www.glispa.org

Email: info@glispa.org