ICRI General Meeting
|Date||14 – 17 October 2013|
|Location||Belize City, Belize|
The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is an informal partnership between Nations and organisations, which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world.
Although the Initiative is an informal group whose decisions are not binding on its members, its actions have been pivotal in continuing to highlight globally the importance of coral reefs and related ecosystems to environmental sustainability, food security and social and cultural wellbeing. The work of ICRI is regularly acknowledged in United Nations documents, highlighting the Initiative’s important cooperation, collaboration and advocacy role within the international arena.
The second General Meeting under the Australia-Belize Secretariat was held from the 14th to the 17th of October 2013 at the Radisson Fort Hotel and Marina in Belize City. The Netherlands was represented at the meeting by Paul Hoetjes of the Ministry of Economic Affairs; Nathaniel Miller, Asst. Director of DCNA, and Stijn Schep of WKICS also attended the meeting. The Netherlands is currently an observer to ICRI, but will become a member, pending official nomination from the Dutch Government.
Visit ICRI’s website for the meeting here.