GFDD to Host Publication Launch on The Sustainability of Eco-Tourism during the UN Ocean ConferenceMay 1, 2017
GFDD, with the support of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development and Peace Boat US, will hold a publication launch and panel discussion during the first United Nations Ocean Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
The event is entitled The Sustainability of Eco-Tourism: A Study of our Oceans and will take on Friday June
9, 2017 in Conference room 12 of the UN Conference Building from 5PM to 6.15PM.
The session will celebrate the official launch of the GFDD/Funglode publication entitled “Resident Perceptions of Whale Watching in the Dominican Republic – A Sustainability Study” by Aireona Bonnie Raschke, GFDD Fellow and PhD candidate at Arizona State University, who is interested in studying the connection and potential synergies between conservation,
human well-being and economic development. In addition to Ms. Raschke, several high-level speakers will participate in the discussion including government representatives from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), UN Agency staff and a marine conservation expert from civil society.
When: Friday June 9th, 2017
Where: Conference room 12 of the UN Conference Building, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, 10017
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About the UN Ocean Conference
The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will
be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The Governments of Fiji and Sweden have the co-hosting responsibilities of the Conference.
The Conference aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity. It will be solutions-focused with engagement from all.