The event was open for students, academics, professionals, and the general public, and provided an important venue to learn about developments and international experiences. Based on the success of the first Seminar, more events of this kind are planned within Chile as well as further collaborations.
After the first two weeks of online training, it was finally possible to welcome the participants, to in-person training in Cape Town. Lectures were delivered by distinguished speakers from all over the region, with some presenting online. Field visits were also possible for the first time since the pandemic.
Awni Behnam (Honorary President, IOI)
The classical diplomatic architectural dance to finalise an outcome as an International Legally Binding Instrument under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of BBNJ was continued at UN Headquarters in New York, 15-26 August, 2022. Regrettably, although not unexpectedly, and after more than a decade no final agreement was reached, reflecting the dismal status of global multilateral cooperation.