Asia-Pacific: Pacific Island Countries and Territories and Exclusive Economic Zones (June 2015)

OCHA in the Pacific

The Pacific is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. Small, vulnerable island states are isolated by vast expanses of ocean. They experience frequent and intense disasters with disproportionately high economic, social and environmental consequences.

In 1999, OCHA established a Regional Office for the Pacific to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors

OCHA Regional Office for the Pacific
Level 5, Kadavu House
414 Victoria Parade
c/o UNDP Private Mail Bag
Suva, Fiji Islands.
Tel: +679 331 6760
Fax: +679 330 9762
E-mail: ochapacific@un.org

Exclusive Economic Zones

Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the sea, an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is a seazone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources.
It stretches from the seaward edge of the state's territorial sea out to 200 nautical miles from its coast.

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