Jun 27, 2017

GLISPA Review – UN Oceans Conference: “Our Oceans, Our Islands, Our Future”

written by Tina Baumgartner
in category Uncategorized

“The voyage to a resilient and sustainable future is not one that is taken alone, but by a movement of cities, states, islands and countries working together to shape the future we want.” 

H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., President of Palau

With the leadership of H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., President of Palau, H.E. Vincent Meriton, Vice-President of Seychelles, The Hon. Kedrick Pickering, Deputy Premier of the British Virgin Islands, Ambassador Spencer Thomas of Grenada alongside Global Island Partnership members and friends the Partnership coordinated a series of events that demonstrated the leadership of islands united in strong partnerships to implement Sustainable Development Goal 14 and support strong outcomes for the UN Oceans Conference held in New York at the United Nations.

From left: Dieter Paulmann (Founder and Chairman of Okeanos Foundation), Gabriela Figueredo (Co-editor at Okeanos Foundation) and His Excellency Tommy E. Remengesau (President of the Republic of Palau)

From left: Dena Seidel (Okeanos Foundation Director for the US and Pacific Region), Romain Troublé (Managing Director of  Tara Expeditions Foundation) and Dieter Paulmann (Founder and Chairman of Okeanos Foundation)

Download the GLISPA Event Spotlight: Our Oceans, Our Islands, Our Future here.

Reposted from GLISPA Events 2017


New members of the Global Island Partnership were recognized including: H.E. Hilda Heine, President of the Republic of Marshall Islands represented by The Hon. John Silk Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Perla Cecilia Tun Pech the Mayor of Cozumel, Mr. Ted Waitt of the Waitt Foundation & Waitt Institute and Mr. Dieter Paulmann Founder & Chairman of Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea as well as Conservation International, PACIFICO Foundation and Seasteading Institute