I. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
As reiterated consistently in many APEC Leaders’ Declarations and important documents that “achieving sustainable development is at the heart of APEC's mandate". APEC marine sustainable development has been highlighted in every APEC Ocean-Related Ministers’ Declaration since 2002, as our commitment to domestic and collective action for the sustainable development of our oceans, seas and coasts, including their resources.
“APEC Marine Sustainable Development Report” (hereinafter, the Report) was proposed by China on the 1st OFWG meeting in Kazan and welcomed by attending economies to provide an overview of activities of marine sustainable development in APEC region, to exchange knowledge and understanding towards the marine sustainable development. It will present a number of tangible proposals towards ocean sustainability that should be regarded as priorities for consideration in APEC OFWG outcomes.
With the coordination of APEC Marine Sustainable Development Center (AMSD), “the Symposium on Developing the Framework of APEC Marine Sustainable Development Report” was successfully held in Tianjin, China in December 2012. As a result, the Report framework has been developed and a compiling expert team has been formed by 7 economies on a voluntary basis. By now, the compiling expert team is still open to nomination from economies. To update the progress of the Report; further the information exchange among compiling team, and clarify the future work plan and scope, now AMSD is coordinating “the 2nd Symposium on Developing APEC Marines Sustainable Development Report”. We expect the delegates from APEC economies to share their opinions and contribute to the Report as a collective outcome of OFWG.
Theme: Developing the APEC Marine Sustainable Development Report
III. EXPECTED PARTICIPANTS
All economies are welcomed to the symposium.
Ms. WENG DanFeng (APEC Marine Sustainable Development Center)
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V. DATE & VENUE
Dates: June 6th, 2013
Venue: City Hotel, Xiamen, China
Location: No.16, Huyuan Road, Siming Distric, Xiamen