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08 December 2022 | By invitation only

Pasifika Conference Room, Level 1 Lotus Building, SPC, Suva, Fiji

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed significant advances in maritime and port development, resulting in many economic and social benefits, such as improved connectivity, increased employment opportunities, industrial growth and infrastructure development. However, maritime and port development also brings numerous sustainability challenges including growing productivity pressure, port congestion, rising greenhouse gas and other emissions and other negative externalities of port operations. Addressing these challenges requires a dedicated national strategy based on stakeholders’ consultations, coordination and partnership.

In this context and as part of its work on promoting sustainable maritime connectivity in Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP – in cooperation with Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport, Fiji and UNCTAD – is organizing workshop on National Policies for Sustainable Maritime and Port Connectivity for Resilient and Efficient Supply Chains in Suva, Fiji on 8 December 2022.

The workshop targeting Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Island will focus on the economic, social and environmental aspects of maritime connectivity taking into account the specific national context in selected countries with the aim to facilitate the exchange of views and suggestions on the draft national strategy on maritime connectivity issues for each of the three countries. The event will be held in hybrid format and will be organized in conjunction with the regional “Workshop on Sustainable and Resilient port development to support Sustainable Maritime Connectivity in the Pacific” (6-7 December 2022). 

Interested participants are kindly invited to register by 5 December 2022.

The updated workshop program and the Zoom meeting link will be distributed to registered participants in due time.

For further questions and information, please contact Mr. Sooyeob Kim, Transport Division, ESCAP at [email protected].

for more information, please contact

Transport Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]
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