Sunday, June 17, 2007

Safeguarding the oceans and tackling climate change

Safeguarding the oceans and tackling natural disasters and climate change will top the agenda of the Assembly of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), when it meets at UNESCO Headquarters from 19 to 28 June.

The Assembly is the IOC’s supreme decision-making body and meets once every two years. During the forthcoming session, representatives from its 136 Member States will work on guidelines for the management of coastal and ocean environments as well as future action to limit the impact of natural hazards, adapt to climate change and preserve the oceans.

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