17 - 18 May 2017 - A two-day preparatory workshop ahead of The Ocean Conference, aiming at the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, was held on 17-18 May 2017 in Balaclava.
The workshop was a joint initiative of the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Participants including local and international stakeholders, researchers and representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations attended the workshop. The working sessions were conducted by resource persons from UNDP and the National Ocean Council.
The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr. Premdut Koonjoo, spoke at the opening ceremony, together with UNDP Resident Representative Simon Springett.