Second Round Regional Workshops
The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, in collaboration with UNEP-Nairobi Convention Secretariat, organized a crucial two-part regional workshop aimed at establishing connections between science, policy, indigenous knowledge, and innovation in ocean governance. The workshop introduced participants to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and ocean management frameworks at various levels, with a focus on sustainable development. It also emphasized the third World Ocean Assessment (WOA III), a critical resource providing scientific information about marine biodiversity, ocean warming, acidification, and sea-level rise. WOA III is an essential outcome of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the States of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects, conducted every five years.