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Ocean Diplomacy: The Pacific Island Countries’ Campaign to the UN for an Ocean Sustainable Development Goal

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Abstract


  • In this article we examine how Pacific Island Countries (pics) successfully championed

    a stand-alone Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (sdg) goal at the United

    Nations (un). We analyse how the un Post-2015 development process provided pics

    with a unique opportunity to use their experience with collective diplomacy and regional

    oceans governance to propose this international goal. In this article we establish

    how pics’ national and regional quest to strengthen their sovereign rights over marine

    resources motivated their diplomatic efforts for an Ocean sdg. The campaign was a

    significant political achievement, positioning these Large Ocean Island States (lois) as

    global ocean guardians. We critically evaluate the effectiveness of the pics’ diplomatic

    campaign to secure an international commitment for an Ocean sdg. The pics’ advocacy

    for Goal 14 under Agenda 2030 has enhanced their political effectiveness in the un

    by improving their recognition by other States as leaders in oceans governance. We suggest

    their Ocean sdg campaign forms part of a distinct and continuing brand of oceans

    diplomacy from Oceania.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Quirk, G. & Hanich, Q. (2016). Ocean Diplomacy: The Pacific Island Countries’ Campaign to the UN for an Ocean Sustainable Development Goal. asia-pacific journal of ocean law and policy, 1 (1), 68-95.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4273&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3258

Number Of Pages


  • 27

Start Page


  • 68

End Page


  • 95

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • In this article we examine how Pacific Island Countries (pics) successfully championed

    a stand-alone Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (sdg) goal at the United

    Nations (un). We analyse how the un Post-2015 development process provided pics

    with a unique opportunity to use their experience with collective diplomacy and regional

    oceans governance to propose this international goal. In this article we establish

    how pics’ national and regional quest to strengthen their sovereign rights over marine

    resources motivated their diplomatic efforts for an Ocean sdg. The campaign was a

    significant political achievement, positioning these Large Ocean Island States (lois) as

    global ocean guardians. We critically evaluate the effectiveness of the pics’ diplomatic

    campaign to secure an international commitment for an Ocean sdg. The pics’ advocacy

    for Goal 14 under Agenda 2030 has enhanced their political effectiveness in the un

    by improving their recognition by other States as leaders in oceans governance. We suggest

    their Ocean sdg campaign forms part of a distinct and continuing brand of oceans

    diplomacy from Oceania.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Quirk, G. & Hanich, Q. (2016). Ocean Diplomacy: The Pacific Island Countries’ Campaign to the UN for an Ocean Sustainable Development Goal. asia-pacific journal of ocean law and policy, 1 (1), 68-95.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4273&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3258

Number Of Pages


  • 27

Start Page


  • 68

End Page


  • 95

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands