On September 22, 2016, member states are invited to a high level symposium concerning the 10x20 Initiative on Marine Protected Areas entitled Achieving the Promise to Protect the Oceans and Seas, hosted by the Bahamas, Italy, Kenya, Palau, Poland, the Ocean Sanctuary Alliance in collaboration with Fiji, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Sweden, the Global Partnerships Forum, Institute for Ocean Conservation Science and UNEP. 

The event will be held at the United Nations' headquarters from 4:30-6:00pm in Room CR-7.