March 5th, 2015 at the United Nations

Ocean One:

Achieving Sustainability Through Sanctuaries

High-Level Symposium at the United Nations, hosted by the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the

Italian Republic, Principality of Monaco, and the Republic of Palau in collaboration with the Ocean

Sanctuary Alliance, the Global Partnerships Forum, and the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science.

United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 6


3:00 PM – 3:05 PM

• Mr. Amir Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum and Co-Founder, Ocean Sanctuary Alliance


3:05 PM – 3:15 PM
Opening Keynote: Leadership of the United Nations

• H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations


3:15 PM – 3:50 PM
Welcoming Remarks:

• H.E. Mr. Stuart Beck, Ambassador for Oceans and Seas, Palau & President, Ocean Sanctuary Alliance

• H.E. Dr. Elliston Rahming, Permanent Representative of Bahamas to the United Nations and

Chairman, Save Our Shark Coalition

• H.E. Mr. Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations

• H.E. Ms. Isabelle Picco, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations

• H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, and Chair of AOSIS

• H.E. Mr. Thomas Mayr-Harting, Head, European Union Delegation to the United Nations


3:50 PM – 4:00 PM
Creating Sustainable Livelihoods for a Sustainable Ocean:

• H.E. Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme


4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
National Leadership on the International Platform: Early Adopters

• The Honorable Tommy Remengesau Jr., President of Palau

• Senior Government Official from the Commonwealth of The Bahamas


4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
The Scientific case: Sanctuaries will heal The Ocean
Chaired by: Dr. Ellen Pikitch, Professor and Executive Director, Institute for Ocean Conservation Science, and
Board Member, Ocean Sanctuary Alliance

• H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary-General, Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi, UAE

• Professor Callum Roberts, Marine Conservation Biologist, University of York

• Dr. Lance Morgan, President, Marine Conservation Institute, Glen Ellen, CA

• Dr. Pablo Borboroglu, President and Founder, Global Penguin Society

• Dr. Yossi Loya, Professor Emeritus, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University

• Dr. Julia Xue, Chair Professor, Executive Director, KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Special Guest: Mr. Montel Williams, Special Envoy, Save Our Shark Coalition


5:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Special Keynote Remarks: Mobilizing global leaders for action:

• H. E. President José María Figueres Olsen, Co-Chair, Global Ocean Commission

• Dr. Josette Sheeran, President and CEO, Asia Society

• Mr. Mark Tercek, President, The Nature Conservancy


5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Investing for Impact - Healthy Oceans and Seas in the Global Development Agenda

• Mr. Rowan Douglas, CEO, Capital, Science & Policy Practice and Chairman, Willis Research Network

• H.E. Bernard Fautrier, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Principality of Monaco

• Ms. Valerie Hickey, Practice Manager Environment and Natural Resources, The World Bank

• Mr. Andrew Hudson, Head, Water & Ocean Governance Programme, UNDP

• Mr. Michael Laurier, Chief Executive, Symphony Environmental Ltd

• Mr. Carl Linaburg, Chairman and Co-Founder, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

• Mr. Sven-Olof Lindblad, President and Founder of Lindblad Expeditions

• Ms. Jean Oelwang, CEO & Managing Director, Virgin Unite

• Mr. Brian Sullivan, Program Manager, Google Ocean and Outreach, Google

• Mr. Theodore "Ted" Waitt, Founder & Board Chairman, Waitt Foundation


6:30 PM – 6:40 PM
Wrap-up: Looking Ahead – the Road to September:

• Mr. Mark Newhouse, Chairman, Ocean Sanctuary Alliance

• H.E. Mr. Stuart Beck, Ambassador for Oceans and Seas, Palau and President, Ocean Sanctuary Alliance

The Symposium Organizers are very grateful to the Governments of Italy and Monaco for their continued support and engagement.