The High Seas, Our Future! Which Governance for a Sustainable Management of the Oceans?

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This international conference will bring together stakeholders of the French and international civil society to present a positive and realistic vision of the stakes and issues concerning the management of the High Seas, over a full day of conférences and debates.
The objective is to mobilize decision makers, the industrial community, associations and civil society to act towards a sustainable management of our ocean, following the outcomes of Rio+20.

The event is organized by the Economic, Social & Environmental Council (CESE) under the patronage of UNESCO with contibutions by Tara Expéditions, the Institut océanographique Paul Ricard, the Fondation Albert II, Nausicaa, the Cluster Maritime Français, Armateurs de France and the Institut Français de la mer.

Jean-Paul Delevoye, President of the CESE, Delphine Batho, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, will participate in this event.


Type of Event Event under UNESCO Patronage
Start 11.04.2013 08:00 local time
End 11.04.2013 18:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Herve-Smadja, Rejane
Organizer Conseil Économique Social et Environnemental (CESE)
Country France
City Paris
Venue Palais d'Iena
Street 9 place d'Iena
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 The High Seas, our Future! conference website
Link 2 Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
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