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Indonesia co-chairs worlda��s first ocean conference

Indonesia has been chosen as one of the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference vice presidents, marking its strategic position in supporting the worlda��s ocean conservation and the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

The maiden Ocean Conference event,A�held fromA�5 to 9 June, 2017, adopted the theme of a�?Our Oceans, Our Future: Partnering for the Implementation of sustainable development goal [SDG] 14.a�?

Four world leaders, 1 vice president, 4 prime ministers, 1 royal prince, 1 deputy prime minister, 42 ministers, 6 vice ministers, and 46 international organizations are attending the event.

Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Panjaitan a�� who leads the Indonesian delegationA�along with Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti a�� is representingA�Indonesia as the vice president of the conference and will lead several events atA�the conference.

a�?The Coordinating Maritime Affairs Ministera��s role as the vice president and the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister’s presence atA�the conference indicates that Indonesia is serious aboutA�conserving the oceans, the seas, and the resources beneath,a�? said Indonesian Ambassador to the UN Dian Triansyah Djani in New York, Monday.

During the conference, Indonesia a�� in cooperation with Norway, Timor Leste, Interpol, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime {UNODC) a�� will hold three side-events to share its experience in dealing with the IUU fishing.

Indonesia has included the topic, along withA�coral conservation and marine debris, as part ofA�nine voluntary commitments to achieve the SDG agenda and will present them atA�the event. (ags)