CTI-CFF Leader's Declaration

Document Date: 12 July 2017
Author: CTI-CFF

CTI-CFF Leader's Declaration

A point of no return

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) was launched at a Leaders’ Summit in Manado, North Sulawesi on 15th May 2009; marked the historic beginning of a series of new commitments by the six governments (CT6) to an unprecedented cooperative effort to safeguard the world’s richest marine resources and ensure the income, livelihoods and food security for millions who depend on these resources.

Through the Leaders Declaration, the Presidents and Prime Ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste formally adopted one of the most comprehensive and specific plans for food security and ocean conservation. The 10-year Regional CTI Plan of Action sets time-bound steps to address growing threats to the region’s coral reefs, fisheries, mangroves, threatened species and other marine and coastal living resources.

This Initiative recognizes the urgent need to address the poverty afflicting the people of the Coral Triangle countries, in particular the coastal communities, and to meet relevant internationally agreed development goals, including the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). All six leaders also recognize the urgency of a strong climate change focus to this important Initiative.

Source: https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/coral-triangle-leaders-declare-action-to-protect-marine-resources-for-people-s-well-being

The Leaders Declaration