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The Inter-Agency Joint Plan of Action (IAPoA) for achieving the trade related targets of SDG 14, UNCTAD-FAO-UNEP

Side-Event to the FAO Sub-Committee on Fish Trade 

Hotel Bahía de Vigo, Vigo, Spain, 

28 November 2019, 14:45 – 15:30

Together with the support and guidance from Member States, the three agencies: UNCTAD, FAO and UNEP are presenting a draft SDG 14 Trade-related Inter Agency Plan of Action (IAPoA) to “accelerate the achievement of trade-related targets of SDG 14 (namely targets 4, 6, 7 and b) through improved trade policies that safeguard food security and contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, living marine resources and livelihoods”.

The objective of the IAPoA will be achieved by intervening in three outcome areas: 1) promoting multilateral oceans and trade-related reforms through dialogue, cooperation and consensus building; 2) strengthening national and regional capacities on policy frameworks for sustainable fish and fish products trade and the development of other oceans based sectors; and 3) enhancing awareness, knowledge and capacity to implement effective governance and sustainable fish and fish products trade and other oceans based sectors.

This side-event will provide an opportunity for the three agencies to respond to questions on relevance, scope, content and proposed benefits of the IAPoA, and gather feedback.  

14:45 – 15:15 — Overview of the SDG 14 IAPoA and benefits for developing countries Audun Lem, Deputy-Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Fisheries and Aquaculture Department David Vivas Eugui, Legal Officer, UNCTAD Video of the IAPoA by UNCTAD, FAO and UNEP 

15:15 – 15:30 — Q&A Session 


Related information

Advancing Sustainable Development Goal 14 https://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=2576

Trade and Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch: http://unctad.org/en/Pages/DITC/Trade-and-Environment.aspx

Evidence-based and policy coherent Oceans Economy and Trade Strategies: http://unctad.org/en/Pages/DITC/Trade-and-Environment/Oceans-Economy-Trade-Strategies.aspx

UNEP fisheries subsidies: https://www.unenvironment.org/explore-topics/green-economy/what-we-do/environment-and-trade-hub/fisheries-subsidies

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, FAO: http://www.fao.org/3/i9540en/i9540en.pdf