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Proceedings of the Tenth East Asian Seas Partnership Council Meeting

Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Publication Type: 
Only Available Online

The Tenth East Asian Seas (EAS) Partnership Council Meeting was held at the Peninsula Manila, Makati City, Philippines from 24 to 27 July 2018. The Meeting was attended by representatives from nine PEMSEA Partner Countries, namely: China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Philippines, RO Korea, Singapore, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. A representative from Thailand participated as an observer. Nine representatives from Non-Country Partners were in attendance, namely: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB); Conservation International (CI) Philippines; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation (KOEM); Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST); Ocean Policy Research Institute Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF); Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL); Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML); and PEMSEA Network of Local Governments (PNLG). Representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Philippines and Regional Hub Bangkok participated as observers.

The Partnership Council focused on the following agenda items: approval of the SDS-SEA Implementation Plan 2018-2022, updates on the upcoming East Asian Seas Congress 2018, status of the Natoinal and Regional State of the Oceans and Coasts Reporting, approval of the ICM Training Manual, discussion on PEMSEA's Sustainability, updates on sustainable financing mechanism for the SDS-SEA implementation, review of the draft Sixth Ministerial Forum declaration, and approval of the PEMSEA work plan and budget 2018-2019.

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