Series on Sea and Human Security

Seas, coasts, and the ocean are part of the human security complex. Myriad factors including social, political, environmental, and economic aspects of human security depend upon the sustainable and comprehensive governance and management of these areas. Inaugurated in 2002-2003, the UNITAR Series on Sea and Human Security examines, from a comprehensive point of view, the concept of human security as it pertains to seas and the ocean.

The series aims to facilitate peer exchange and knowledge development among key policy makers working in the field of marine and ocean affairs, in order to:

  • Identify key challenges in specific fields

  • Agree on targets in order to tackle identified problems

  • Design feasible action plans for policy implementation

  • Develop an overall strategy taking into account the interrelations between subject areas


2012

6 - 7 December: Tianjin, China

On the strength of this long-running Series, the UNITAR Hiroshima Office co-sponsored the Second Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Blue Economy Forum.

Organised by the State Oceanic Administration of China, the Forum was co-sponsored also by:

  • Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia;
  • Global Ocean Forum (GOF);
  • Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA);
  • Conservation International Foundation (CI);
  • International Ocean Institute (IOI)

The theme of the session was Mobilizing to Address the Rio+20 Challenge of Achieving Blue Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development: APEC Vision on Blue Economy for Post-Rio+20 Period. UNITAR presented upon the outcomes of the Sea and Human Series to date, and how these serve to strengthen the foundation towards a Blue Economy.


2011
1821 October: Tokyo
Tsunami and the Natural Environment: Lessons Learned for Effective Planning

- Executive Summary


2010
6–9 September: Tokyo
Training Session on Sea and Human Security - "Governance Towards a Comprehensive Security for Seas and the Ocean"

- Executive Summary


2009
27 September-2 October: Hiroshima
Training Session on Sea and Human Security
"Governance Toward a Comprehensive Security for Seas and the Ocean: The Hiroshima Initiative"

2008
28 September-3 October: Hiroshima
Training Session on Sea and Human Security
“Towards a comprehensive security for seas and oceans: The Hiroshima Initiative”

- Executive Summary


2007
14-19 October: Hiroshima
Training Session on Sea and Human Security
“Towards a comprehensive security for seas and oceans: The Hiroshima Initiative”

- Executive Summary


2006
1-6 October: Hiroshima
Training Session on Marine Food Security

- Executive Summary


2005
26-30 September: Hiroshima
Training Session on Marine Food Security

- Executive Summary


2004
5-9 July: Hiroshima
Training Session on Sea and Human Security

- Executive Summary