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.
The eighth course focussing on Caspian Sea issues came to a fruitful completion last month. This course is part of the IOI’s capacity building programmes on ocean governance and is offered with co-founding partner the Caspian Sea Institute of Turkmenistan.