Study on the relationship between indigenous peoples and the Pacific Ocean

Study on the relationship between indigenous peoples and the Pacific Ocean

Climate change poses a great challenge for the health and productivity of the oceans.

At its fourteenth session, the Permanent Forum appointed Valmaine Toki, a member of the Permanent Forum, to conduct a study on the relationship between indigenous peoples and the Pacific Ocean, taking into account issues of governance, the effects of climate change, deep sea mining, resources and sustainable development (see E/2015/43, par.44).

The outcome of the study and the recommendations related thereto are set out in the report, which is hereby submitted to the Permanent Forum at its fifteenth session.

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