An Assessment of Assessments Findings of the Group of Experts
The â€œAssessment of Assessmentsâ€ (AoA) is a start-up phase
towards a Regular Process for global reporting and assessment
of the state of the marine environment that takes the WSSD
decision forward. It was initiated in response to a UN General
Assembly Resolution in 2005.
The AoA represents the most comprehensive initiative
undertaken to date by the UN system to better coordinate
ocean governance. Its central recommendation calls for a
mechanism that builds on existing global, regional and national
institutions and processes while integrating all available
information, including socio-economic data, on how our seas
and oceans are actually being used.