Launching of a Report on Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
UNESCO will organize an event on 27 May 2015 to launch a Report on UCH and SIDS on the occasion of the Inaugural Pacific Ocean Alliance (POA) Meeting (Suva, Fiji, 25 – 27 May 2015).
POA was launched by the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) at the SIDS Conference held in Samoa in 2014 with the aims to strengthen coordination and collaboration for the effective implementation of actions to enhance the sustainable development, management and conservation of the Pacific Ocean. POA’s first meeting will be held in Suva under the topic “High Hopes for High Seas” and will bring together country delegates and experts in this area.
On this occasion, UNESCO will launch a Report on UCH and SIDS, that summarizes the outcomes of a series of activities held during the SIDS Conference for delegates attending the Inaugural Meeting.
The event will be held in cooperation with the Fiji Museum and the Pacific Heritage Hub (PHH) at the University of the South Pacific.