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Side Event, UN Secretariat, Conf. Rm A, 6:15 - 7:30 PM

UNESCO High-level panel discussion

RSVP by 12 February 2017 athttps://goo.gl/forms/HfwvvaCiPhj6A13j1

The side event is organized in conjuncture with the Preparatory Meeting for the UN Ocean Conference on SDG 14, to promote the incorporation of ocean history and underwater cultural heritage in the global work on the oceans and sustainability efforts targeted in this direction. Protecting underwater cultural heritage from imminent threats and fostering its research facilitates a more comprehensive protection and understanding of the oceans. 

Opening remarks

  • H. E. Alejandro Palma Cerna, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations, Chairperson of the Meeting of States Parties to the UNESCO 2001 Convention
  • Marie‐Paule Roudil, Director, UNESCO Liaison Office to the United Nations


  • Michel L’Hour, Director of France's Underwater Archaeology Research Department (DRASSM), France
  • Joao Paulo Oliveira e Costa, Professor, Lisbon University, UNESCO Chair for Ocean Heritage, Portugal 

For more details see attached invitation and visit: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=20000&nr=1044&menu=3327&template=2456

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Wednesday, 15 February, 2017 -
13:15 to 14:30
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Marine Protected Areas