IB2017/ 16 The UN Ocean Conference Regional Preparatory Meeting and Its Implications for Pacific Islands Countries: Some Observations
The United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference will be co-hosted by Fiji and Sweden in New York this June. This In Brief aims to critically assess regional preparations for the conference to date. I provide personal observations as someone who participated in the preparatory meetings, and who has worked on oceans and fisheries issues in the Pacific islands region for 29 years. This In Brief is one in a series on Ocean Governance — a collaborative research initiative between the State, Society and Governance program at The Australian National University and the University of the South Pacific.