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Partnerships in Environmental Management for Seas of East Asia

Quezon City

Recognizing the importance and urgency in addressing the environmental challenges and in moving toward sustainable development of the Seas of East Asia, the 2006 Haikou Partnership Agreement established PEMSEA as the region's coordinating mechanism for the implementation the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA).

PEMSEA carries out this mandate through these operating mechanisms:

East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress

Held every three years, the Congress serves as an intellectual melting pot of the various stakeholders, partners and collaborators, and is an opportunity to share knowledge and monitor the progress of the SDS-SEA programmes and projects.

Among the various events of the Congress are a Ministerial Forum and an International Conference. The Ministerial Forum is a venue for providing policy directions and commitments related to SDS-SEA implementation, while the International Conference conducts knowledge exchange activities and discussions targeted at specific sectors' issues, while promoting priority programmes and various mechanisms and encouraging corporateresponsibility the business community.

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