IOI partnered with various organisations for two Side Events; Submitted a third Voluntary Commitment to further contribute in achieving SDG14 and submitted a written statement together with the ECOP Programme.
The IOI along with the ECOP Programme, strongly believes in the unique role of ECOPs and the need to provide them with greater engagement and capacity building opportunities if we wish to fulfil the vision of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
During a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Malta, the IOI Honorary President Dr Awni Behnam – via video message – conveyed to HE George Vella, President of Malta, the IOI’s recognition and appreciation for hosting the IOI HQ over the first fifty years of its existence.
As an organization in consultative status with ECOSOC, the IOI shall be represented at the UN Ocean Conference (UNOC) with a delegation of three persons. This builds on the IOI’s commitment to the process, which started with the first UNOC held in 2017 in New York.