8th Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention Wraps Up


Nairobi+Convention+Logob-smallCORDIO participated in the Conference of Parties of the Nairobi Convention as a member of the Consortium for the Conservation of the Western Indian Ocean (WIOC).  T

The Eighth Conference of Parties (COP8) for the Nairobi Convention was held from 17 – 24 June 2015, Victoria, Seychelles

THIS PAGE for background information about CORDIO and general involvements and to

THIS page for the Northern Mozambique Channel initiative.

To retrieve formal documents for the COP, go HERE. Decisions were adopted by the Contracting Parties, and are available from the Convention’s website. They included support to the Northern Mozambique Channel initiative as “an good example of integrated ocean management approach”, in Decision CP8/6.

The UNEP Nairobi Convention Secretariat, in close collaboration with the host and Chair of the Bureau for the Nairobi Convention, the Government of Tanzania, and the host of the COP, the Government of Seychelles, are organizing the Eighth Conference of Parties (COP8) for the Nairobi Convention to be held from 17-24 June 2015, at the Savoy Hotel in Victoria, Seychelles. The Conference of Parties meeting will be organized under the theme “Conserving the Marine and Coastal Environment for the Western Indian Ocean for the next 30 Years”.

The COP8 will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Convention that was signed on 21 June 1985 in Seychelles. It will be an opportunity for each Contracting Party to reflect and showcase its achievements in the conservation of the marine and coastal environment in the last 30 years, and to discuss future opportunities for oceans governance and sustainable management of ocean resources in the Western Indian Ocean Region.

The COP8 will be preceded by three workshops:

  1. An “Ocean Governance and Blue Economy Workshop” on 17-18 June 2015;
  2. A “Partnerships Meeting” on 19 June 2015; and
  3. A “Science to Policy Meeting” on 20 June 2015