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The 4th edition of Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) is being organised by India Foundation in association with Government of Maldives and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore on 03-04 September 2019 in Maldives. The theme of IOC 2019 is "Securing the Indian Ocean Region: Traditional and Non-Traditional Challenges". The traditional and non-traditional security challenges facing the Indian Ocean Region remain unabated. Geopolitics and Trade continue to be contentious and the spectre of terrorism looms large over several countries of the region. Issues such as rising sea water levels, hazardous levels of pollution of the seas leading to depletion of marine livestock, and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing elude consensus in international deliberation. Many of these challenges pose serious and immediate problems for the region. These challenges require concerted and sustained partnership efforts across the region and beyond. The fourth edition of the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) presents yet another opportunity for the stake holders to deliberate on building institutional framework for managing the threats to regional peace and human security through the strengthening of multilateral cooperation based on mutual respect, equality and in line with international law. In the wake of rapid technological advancement and associated disruption, there is also an urgency to stabilize the global order. The 4th IOC will deliberate on developing effective regional institutional mechanism for implementation of prevailing norms and rules. In continuation with the past, this edition of the Conference too will provide yet another opportunity for stakeholders of the Indian Ocean Region to deliberate on building an institutional framework for managing the threats to regional peace and human security through the strengthening of multilateral cooperation based on mutual respect, equality and in line with international law. The three broad themes that will mainly be discussed during the conference are listed below: - Marine Ecology: Climate Change, Global warming and consequent rise of Sea Levels, Pollution, Sustainable harnessing of Oceanic Resources Terrorism: Rising Specter of Terrorism in Indian Ocean Region, Marine Terrorism Navigational Security: Freedom of Navigation, UNCLOS and its effective implementation, Natural and Manmade hazards to Navigation, Piracy
Participants are expected to bear the cost of their travel and accommodation
The registration for the conference is free of charge
The same shall be made available at the Conference on the respective dates or on the India Foundation App from August 15 onwards
No, certificates are not available.
No, local transportation is to be taken care of by the participants.