Bringing the Ocean to Society
26 Jul 2018
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
Deadline: 5 September 2018

At the 51st session of the IOC Executive Council (3-6 July 2018, Paris), IOC Member States and partners expressed high support for the UN Decade. The Council agreed to establish an Executive Planning Group (EPG) as one of the core mechanism for drafting the Decade Implementation Plan and to deliver the activities foreseen in the preparatory phase (2018-2020). The EPG will be an expert group composed of 16 to 20 members, serving in their personal capacity.

High-level experts will be selected through a comprehensive and transparent selection process led by the IOC elected Officers (representing the 5 IOC regional geographical groups) who will identify the best candidates with due consideration to gender, age, regional balance, and expertise/experience.

Nominations should be sent to the IOC Secretariat (ocean.decade@unesco.org ) by the deadline of 5 September 2018. The nomination form contains the contact details and relevant information for the submission. This Call for nomination and the related nomination form, as well as details of the selection process will also be posted on the UN Decade website.

The Secretariat will accept:

  • Self-nominations from individual experts;
  • Expert nominations submitted by national coordination mechanisms of IOC/UNESCO/other UN bodies; and
  • Expert nominations from relevant UN bodies, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other institutional stakeholders.

Institutional partners will be able to engage in the design of the Decade through regional and global workshops scheduled in 2019 and 2020 but also through the Stakeholder Forum. The deadline to officially express your interest in supporting these planning and consultative meetings is 1 September 2018.

Please find below a few useful links:

Contact person: Julie Rigaud - j.rigaud@unesco.org