Japan's Contribution to the Endowment Fund for Marine Scientific Research in the Area

July 19, 2011
Japanese

  1. On Tuesday, July 18 (local time), the Government of Japan announced at the 17th session of the International Seabed Authority being held in Kingston, Jamaica, that it would contribute 100,000 US dollars (8.9 million yen) to the Endowment Fund for Marine Scientific Research in the Area.

  2. The fund was established in 2006 for the purpose of promoting participation of developing countries in research and development activities in the framework of the International Seabed Authority through capacity-building of marine scientists and technical personnel from developing countries. With the fund, marine scientists from developing countries will be assisted for their expenses to participate in marine scientific research programs and activities, and technical assistance programs, in which those scientists participate, will be supported for their implementation.

  3. Through this contribution, it is expected that the participation of developing countries in the activities in the Area in cooperation with the International Seabed Authority will be encouraged, and thereby the order of international law of the sea will be further promoted.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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