Siu i Moana - Reaching Across the Ocean
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Visitors Lobby, UNHQ
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Co-hosted by the governments of Chile and Italy, Ocean Sanctuary Alliance, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, and The Pew Charitable Trusts
Voices from across the Pacific will open the reception as together we celebrate the natural and cultural connections that define our ocean.
Their effort and commitments are vital to the health of the planet and ensure the continued health and productivity of all marine resources.
The opening will be followed by short remarks from:
H.E. Ambassador Peter Thomson, President of the United Nations General Assembly
H.E. Heraldo Muñoz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile
H.E. Marcelo Mena, Minister of Environment of Chile
Dr. Ellen Pikitch, Ocean Sanctuary Alliance
Tom Dillon, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Ambassadors who have committed to the goal of protecting 10 percent of the ocean by 2020 and beyond will be asked to stand and be recognized for their effort.
During the reception Dame Robin White’s Kermadec tapa – Siu I Moana – and her new Fiji inspired tapa – E Rawa Na Bula Mai Na Wasawasa – will be featured as the backdrop