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Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

UN Environment Programme and European Investment Bank join forces to reduce pollution in the marine and coastal environment

The initiative aims to promote adequate and sound water, wastewater, solid waste and industrial emissions management in the Southern Mediterranean region

Launch of the Global Environment Facility Mediterranean Pollution Hot Spots Technical Assistance initiative; preparing projects to reduce marine and coastal pollution; focus on Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) today launched the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Mediterranean Pollution Hot Spots Technical…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Calls For Urgent Global Action to Protect Oceans

The Kenyan leader said time had come for world leaders to work together in the scaling up of conservation action driven by science and innovation

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for urgent global action to address challenges facing oceans, seas and the marine environment, saying the world needed to upgrade from proposals on the subject to tangible interventions. “We, expect this conference to shift gear from proposals to action. Action that is driven by science,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles: Captain Khurana pays a courtesy call on Minister Radegonde

The INS KOLKATA would also be conducting a Joint EEZ Surveillance exercise following the National Day ceremony with the Seychelles Coast Guard and Air Force

Today, Captain Manmeet Singh Kurana, Commanding Officer of the INS KOLKATA, paid a courtesy call on Minister Sylvestre Radegonde at Maison Quéau de Quinssy. Captain Khurana and his crew will be participating in the National Parade this Wednesday, 29th June 2022. During the meeting, Captain Khurana thanked the Minister for…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) names Jason Momoa official Advocate for Life Below Water

The Aquaman actor, who has worked with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and rePurpose Global, described how humbled he felt to be entrusted with the responsibility to promote ocean health

Movie star and ocean activist Jason Momoa was designated the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Advocate for Life Below Water today at a major conference mobilizing global support for an ocean besieged by the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and rampant pollution.  The UN Ocean Conference, co-hosted by…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Uhuru Kenyatta to Chair United Nations Ocean Conference in Portugal

The two countries were declared hosts for the conference after the 2017 inaugural UN Ocean Conference co-hosted by Fiji and Sweden in New York

President Uhuru Kenyatta will tomorrow, Monday, 27th June, co-chair the second United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon with his Portugal counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and UN Secretary General António Guterres. The conference, which is being co-hosted by Portugal and Kenya was initially scheduled for the year 2020 but was…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles: Australian High Commissioner pays farewell call on Minister Radegonde

The High Commissioner expressed her gratitude to the Minister and staff of the Foreign Affairs Department for their dedication and hard work

On Monday 20 June 2022, the Australian High Commissioner for Seychelles, Dr Kate O’Shaughnessy, paid a final courtesy call on Minister Sylvestre Radegonde to mark the end of her tenure. She was accredited as High Commissioner of Australia to the Republic of Seychelles in October 2021. During the meeting, the…

International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Source: International Maritime Organization (IMO) |

Strengthening Port Security in South Africa

The IMO course, jointly organised with the United Kingdom Department of Transport (DfT), brings together maritime security professionals from the Department of Transport and training providers

Strengthening port security is the focus of two five-day workshops on the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) for Designated Authorities and Port Facility Security Officers (PFSOs) (6-10 June and 13-17 June) in Cape Town, South Africa.  The IMO course, jointly organised with the…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Underscores the Need for Urgent Measures to Protect Oceans

The President emphasized that the conservation of oceans, seas and marine resources can no longer be left out of the broader environment and climate change agenda

President Uhuru Kenyatta has underscored the need for urgent measures to protect and manage oceans in a sustainable way for present and future generations. The President emphasized that the conservation of oceans, seas and marine resources can no longer be left out of the broader environment and climate change agenda.…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

African countries celebrate the importance of fish industries employing 5.4 million people and providing essential nutrition

Artisanal fisheries and aquaculture are important across Africa, with annual production of 5.2 million tonnes, and a value of USD 5.8 billion

In rural Malawi, small-scale fisheries and aquaculture produce the most readily available animal-sourced foods - and much vital protein. It’s the same in Zambia. And, both countries are land-locked too, with no accessible coast to harvest fish from. That’s quite a contribution from the industries, often family and community-run. It’s…

Source: The Government of Norway |

Combating piracy in the world’s most dangerous waters

This Security Council resolution aims to help the coastal states of West Africa put in place necessary legislation and ensure prosecution of suspected pirates

The UN Security Council unanimous adopted a resolution on combating piracy in West Africa. The resolution was introduced at the initiative of Norway and Ghana, who have led the negotiations. ‘The waters off West Africa are the most dangerous in the world. Pirates have posed a threat to the safety…