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この会議のプレスリリースです。The conference will focus onという表現でトピックを、The confirmed participants include:という表現で確定している参加者を紹介しています。ここで使われている表現としてはTOEICでも出そうですが、トピック的には英検や国連英検向きかもしれません。

Secretary of State John Kerry To Host the "Our Ocean" Conference
Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 12, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry will host the “Our Ocean” Conference at the U.S. Department of State on June 16 and 17. The conference will bring together 350-400 participants from more than 80 nations, including government officials, scientists, and leading international institutions to review the state of the science and determine concrete actions that can be taken at all levels to help protect ocean ecosystems.

The conference will focus on Sustainable Fishing, Marine Pollution, and Ocean Acidification. The confirmed participants include: Prince Albert II of Monaco, President of the Republic of Kiribati Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Palau Tommy Remengesau, Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Tony DeBrum, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Federated States of Micronesia Lorin Robert, New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, Togolese Foreign Minister Robert Dussey, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

Please see the current schedule below for media opportunities. The full schedule of the conference can be viewed on the website. Conference events will be streamed live on www.state.gov/ourocean and will take place in the Loy Henderson Conference Room, unless otherwise noted.


Monday, June 16, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Opening session with remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry
Open Press Coverage
Preset for video cameras: 8:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sustainable Fisheries Panel and Discussion
This session will be streamed live at www.state.gov/ourocean. If you are interested in more information about this session, please contact: Chris Rich RichCE@state.gov.

12:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Discussion with remarks by Prince Albert II of Monaco
The lunch will be streamed lived at www.state.gov/ourocean. For inquiries on obtaining video footage, please contact Nancy Riley rileynm@state.gov or 202-647-6784

2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Marine Pollution Panel and Discussion
This session will be streamed live at www.state.gov/ourocean. If you are interested in more information about this session, please contact: Chris Rich RichCE@state.gov.

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Evening Reception at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Sant Ocean Hall with remarks by Smithsonian Institution Secretary Wayne Clough, Secretary of State John Kerry, and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully.

サイトでは事前資料も公開されています。以下のような資料では、Challenges(課題)を挙げてSteps Forward(対応策)の流れで書いています。

Sustainable Fisheries
The ocean plays a vital role in the global economy by providing food and a source of income for millions of people. More than 50 million people work in the fishing and aquaculture sector, many in small-scale fisheries that are critical to the economies of their communities. More than three billion people, many of whom live in the poorest and least developed countries, rely on food from the ocean as a primary source of protein, highlighting the role of marine species in food security worldwide.

The Challenges
The oceans face serious challenges that threaten the sustainability of marine fisheries. Catches of many types of fish in the ocean are declining while demand continues to increase. Based on data reported in 2014 by the Food and Agriculture Organization, an estimated 29 percent of the world’s fish stocks for which reasonable information exists are overexploited, while another 61 percent cannot support expanded harvest and require effective management and related measures to avoid decline. Individual nations manage many fisheries; in other cases groups of nations must manage fisheries collaboratively. Unfortunately, existing mechanisms for international management of fisheries have produced mixed results.


Steps Forward
The Our Ocean conference will examine the steps fishery management authorities need to take to reduce, and ultimately end, overfishing and to mitigate adverse impacts on the broader marine environment. For fisheries shared by two or more nations, conference participants can consider ways to improve the outcomes achieved through regional fisheries management organizations, including setting fisheries rules on the basis of sound science, monitoring fishing activity using all available tools, enforcing meaningful penalties on violators and building capacity for developing nations to fulfill their commitments in this field.


With respect to sustainable fisheries, these understandings could include:
• Ending overfishing in the ocean
• Eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies that contribute to overfishing and overcapacity of fishing fleets
• Preventing illegally harvested fish from entering commerce, including by bringing the Port State Measures Agreement into force promptly
• Using “smarter” fishing gear and techniques to radically reduce bycatch and discards of fish and the harm that certain gear and techniques cause to vulnerable marine ecosystems
• Establishing more marine protected areas, particularly in areas that will promote recovery of depleted fish stocks
• Using market incentives to promote sustainable fisheries, including efforts to enable consumers to choose seafood that has been sustainably harvested
• Treating fish as essential components of ocean ecosystems and managing fisheries as part of those ecosystems

歌手のJack Johnsonがこの会議に向けてメッセージを出しています。スクリプトも表示してくれているので英語学習者には助かりますね。