Our Ocean, Our Legacy
Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center hosted
Our Ocean Conference 2018
As the largest archipelago in the world with its 17,000 islands, Indonesia represents the lifeline that Our Ocean holds for humankind. Like any other maritime resources in various parts of the world, the pristine beauty of Indonesia seas need to be maintained and preserved.
Our Ocean, Our Legacy is the theme of this year’s Our Ocean Conference, as it reflects choices and actions to maintain the sustainability of the oceans’ resources and to preserve the ocean’s health, as a heritage presented for the future generations.
From 29 until 30 October, Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) welcomed more than 700 delegates of Our Ocean Conference from 45 countries across the globe to ensure diverse perspectives from head of states, various stakeholders, including governments, commercial sectors, financing entities, scientific communities, civil society organizations, and young leaders.
On Monday, 29 October, President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo has officially opened the conference. The opening session was attended by more than 1000 participants including H.E. Thomas E. Remengesau President of Palau, H.E. Baron Waga President of Nauru, H.E. Peter Martin Christian President of Federated States of Micronesia, H.E. Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado Vice President of Panama, H.E. Vincent Emmanuel Angelin Meriton Vice President of Seychelles, and Prince Albert from Monaco. Among the distinguished guests, there are many high profile figures attended the opening session, former Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries H.E. Karmenu Vella, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Papua Nugini H.E. Rimbink Pato, former Secretary of States of the U.S. John Kerry represented the Visiting Distinguished Statesmant of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and not mentioned Indonesia Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti.