The EAS Congress will culminate in the signing of the 7th EAS Ministerial Declaration by PEMSEA focal Country Ministries during the 7th EAS Ministerial Forum. Carrying the theme, “Advancing Our Sustainable Development Agenda: Road to 2030 for Healthy Oceans, People, and Economies” the 7th Ministerial Declaration is targeting the endorsement of the PEMSEA Roadmap to 2030 as the region’s decadal strategic guide aligned with the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA), the PEMSEA countries’ green recovery plans and programs, as well as with key international environmental commitments. Through this, PEMSEA as a recognized regional partnership mechanism, hopes to support countries in building back better from the impacts of the global pandemic through responsible and strengthened ocean governance anchored on sustainable development and blue economy principles. The Ministerial Forum will conclude with a Press Conference.
Target Participants (By-Invite Only)
Headed by Ministers and Senior Government Officials from PEMSEA’s 11 Country Partners. Other participants or observers will come from the PEMSEA Executive Committee, other country observers, PEMSEA Non-Country Partners, PEMSEA Network of Local Government, PEMSEA Network of Learning Centers, PEMSEA Network of Young Leaders, representatives from UNDP and other development partners, NGOs, academe, private sector, and media.