Implementing the SDGs in the WIO

Countries of the WIO, through the Nairobi Convention, have undertaken 3 decades of joint programming and planning for the protection of the marine environment. This has generated joint visions documented in two Strategic Action Programmes which are now being implemented by the convention, member states and partners. Further support is provided by partnership initiatives, such as in the Northern Mozambique Channel, founded on socially, environmentally and economically sustainable uses and stewardship of living resources.

The 2017 United Nations Oceans Conference provided a platform to focus countries’ and other stakeholders’ attention on commitments to achieving SDG14 at national and regional levels.