The Maldives will host an Ambassadorial Level Workshop from 10 to 13 November 2017, under the theme “Developing Sustainably – Sharing Experiences, Seeking Solutions”.

The workshop will focus on sustainable practices of fisheries and tourism in the Maldives, share the country’s experience in rapid economic growth through these two industries, while at the same time, protecting and preserving the marine eco-system.

It will draw up possible lessons for other coastal States in promoting sustainable fisheries, and in developing and promoting sustainable tourism. The workshop will focus on sharing the Maldives experience in developing the tourism and fisheries sector, while protecting the marine ecosystem, with a view to exchanging ideas on best practices and mutual learning.
Eight countries are represented in the Workshop by their Permanent Representatives to the United Nations.