Twenty-fourth Intergovernmental Meeting of the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA)
19 – 20 June 2019, Bali , Indonesia
The Twenty-fourth Intergovernmental Meeting of the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) was held on 19-20 June 2019 at the Inaya Putri Bali Hotel in Bali, Indonesia, back to back with the meeting of the COBSEA Working Group on Marine Litter.
The meeting addressed the revision of the COBSEA Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (RAP MALI), discussed activities carried out in the context of the action plan, and considered the establishment of a Regional Activity Centre, hosted by the Republic of Indonesia.
Participating countries, observers, and the COBSEA Secretariat shared updates on progress made to address marine litter in particular, including ongoing initiatives and planned projects.
Outcomes of discussions at the Working Group meeting regarding the revision of the RAP MALI and the evolving institutional framework of COBSEA, were presented at the Intergovernmental Meeting, and respective decisions put forward for approval by participating countries.