From 24 to 25 January 2019, the work of the PROG and the IASS was exhibited at a multi-stakeholder dialogue and capacity-building partnership event in New York, organized in support of the United Nations Regular Process.
Heads of States and government from 65 countries gathered in Paris to mark the end of the First World War and attended the Paris Peace Forum after the Remembrance Day ceremony led by French President Emmanuel Macron. Selected to present challenges related to regional ocean governance, the PROG team joined the world leaders in the Peace Forum held in Paris, France from 11 to 13 November 2018.
On 14 November 2018, the first trailer the Marine Regions Forum was released on the IASS Youtube Channel. Please watch the Marine Regions Forum trailer from here. The video illustrates how the Forum is getting developed with guidance and inputs from international ocean experts. To get further information on the Marine Regions Forum please see the project page.
The fourth meeting of the Collective Arrangement between competent international organisations on cooperation and coordination regarding selected areas in areas beyond national jurisdiction in the North-East Atlantic was held from 7-8 May in Berlin.
PROG activities and the Marine Regions Forum were presented by Barbara Neumann (IASS) and Glen Wright (IDDRI) at the 2nd SOI Global Dialogue in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
At the EU-organized “Our Ocean” conference, held in Malta from 5-6 October 2017, the EU and Germany jointly pledged support for the Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance (PROG). Read more EU and Germany support PROG initiative on regional ocean governance