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Stakeholders in the ABNJ realm, with particular relevance to the Abidjan Convention region are listed below.

This list is in alphabetical order and is unlikely to be exhaustive. If important stakeholders are missing, please let us know. The list includes organisations with an interest in e.g. fisheries, shipping, research, conservation, deep-sea mining and underwater cables.

Abidjan Convention

Africa Marine and Environmental Sustainability Initiative

African Development Bank (Ocean program underway)

African Union

Benguela Current Commission

BirdLife International 

Community based organisations and NGO's

Contractors working in Seabed Mining

Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Coral Reefs of the High Seas Coalition

European Commission

Fish processors

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

French Agency for Development

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Global Ocean Forum

Greenpeace International

International Hydrographic Organisation

Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR)

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO)

Interim Guinea Current Commission

International Association of Ports and Harbours (IPAH)

International Cable Protection Commission

International Chamber of Shipping

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT)

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)

International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

International Ocean Institute (IOI)

International Seabed Authority (ISA)

International Transport Workers' Federation

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

International Whaling Commission (IWC)

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

IPIECA (Global Oil and Gas Industry Association for advancing environmental and social performance)

Japan International Cooperation Agency

Joint Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP)

Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs)

Local communities fishing highly migratory fish stocks

London Convention - IMO

MAR Charitable Foundation

Maritime administration of each nation

MAVA Foundation

National Chamber of Shipping

National Funders

National Maritime administrations

Nationally flagged vessels, foreign vessels, national flagged but foreign owned vessels

New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

Nippon Foundation


Philanthropic Foundations

Port State Control Authorities

Ports Environmental Network- Africa (PENAf)

Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWACA)

Private sector using underwater cables

Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance (PROG)

Regional NGOs

Scientists, from region and international scientists

South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO)

Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Sub-regional fisheries organisations

UN Environment

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Users of technology (underwater cables)

Western and central regional fisheries organisations

World Bank

World Maritime University (WMU)

World Meteorological Association

World Ocean Council

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)