Virtual Islands Summit – Why the UN High Seas Treaty Negotiations are important to the Caribbean

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Virtual Islands Summit 2021 – From the outset of the BBNJ Negotiations, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has played a leading role. This session provides (i) an overview of the negotiations to date; (ii) the Caribbean’s role in the negotiations from leading stakeholders in the region; and (iii) viewpoints from key Caribbean negotiators on why this treaty is important to the Caribbean. Please view the full event recording below.


Speakers include:

  • Eden Charles, Former Ambassador to the United Nations for Trinidad and Tobago
  • Hon. Kirk Humphrey, Barbados Minister of Maritime Affairs
  • Dr. Judith Gobin, University of West Indies
  • David Robin, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
  • Kahlil Hassanali, Lead negotiator on EIAs for CARICOM
  • Ambassador Janine Felson, Lead negotiator on ABMTs including MPAs for CARICOM
  • Juliette Babb-Riley, Lead negotiator on MGRs for CARICOM
  • Asha Challenger, Lead Oceans negotiator for AOSIS
  • Amrikha Singh, CARICOM Secretariat
  • H.E. Dr. Walton A. Webson, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations and Chair of AOSIS

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