H.E. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, discusses the importance of SDG 14 from an Icelandic perspective.
The Sustainable Development Goal 14 to: „Conserve and sustainable use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development,“ is, along with its targets, an integral part of the most comprehensive effort that the global community has launched in order to safeguard the future of humankind, the Agenda 2030. The oceans have a fundamental function for the food security of millions of people, not least in the developing world. Without clean, healthy and productive oceans, Agenda 2030 will be impossible to attain.
Panel Discussion and Q&As:
Following the Minister´s address a panel discussion will take place, moderated by Mr Manuel Barange, Director for FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division. Members of the panel are:
- Carey Bonnell, International Association of Seafood Professionals (IAFI).
- Sveinn Margeirsson (Matis. Icelandic Government Food and Biotech R&D Institute).
- Mary Frances Davidson, UN University Fisheries Training Programme.
- Heiðrún Lind Marteinsdóttir, Fisheries Iceland.
The panelists will discuss the various aspects of the SDG 14, such as the perspectives of the fishing industry, research, development and innovative approaches, as well as the importance of the oceans for capacity building in the developing world.
The side-event provides for Q&A and participants are encouraged to engage in a lively discussion on this important topic.
The side-event is hosted by the Ministry of Industries and Innovation (Fisheries), Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Matís (Icelandic Government Food and Biotech R&D Institute), in collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture organization (FAO).
Please note that the conference room Ríma is located on the 1st floor of Harpa and lunch will be served outside the room.
Due to limited space available, please register for this side event by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday September 7th.
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