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2019 Training Programme:
Background Reading

In preparation for the training programme, participants are strongly encouraged to familiarise themselves with relevant background material prior to the start of the course. You will find some suggestions below, and the list may be added to or modified closer to the start of the course. Obviously you are not expected to study all the websites and documents in detail, but the more material you are familiar with, the better prepared you will be for the lectures.

The COURSE READER is also useful for reference purposes, providing a source of key international legal instruments. It contains over 800 pages of texts divided into three main subject areas: 1) General Law of the Sea and Fisheries; 2) Climate Change; and 3) Maritime Safety & Security, and Marine Pollution.  Participants can download the electronic version, and a hard copy is also available during the course, upon request. Note that readings and resources will also be provided by individual speakers during the programme, reflecting the issues and subject matter in their own lecture.

General Documents and Websites

UN Websites and Documents

UN Conferences on Sustainable Development

      2012 (Rio+20: Brazil)

     2002 (Rio+10: South Africa)

      1992 (Rio: Brazil)


Last updated: 11th October 2018