The goal of the Regional Working Group on Governance (RWG-G) is to strengthen institutional, legislative, and financial capacities of the region and the countries, including institutionalization of the YSLME Commission. The RWG-G has two task forces to assist with activities under its mandate: (1) Task Force on Rules of Governance and (2) Task Force on Sustainable Financing.

  1. To enhance the capacity of governments at different levels to apply economic analysis in investment decision making.
  2. To guide relevant RWGs and coordinate efforts in the development of institutional, policy and financial framework of the YS Commission
  3. To advise on the means and approaches for full participation of DPRK for participatory implementation of YSLME project and SAP
  4. To strengthen partnership with regional co-operative institutions (2017-2019)
  1. Revised TDA and SAP 2021-2030 in collaboration with other RWGs and MOU or political statement for signing by participating countries
  2. Rules of Governance and sustainable financing mechanism of YSLME Commission (Yellow Sea Partnership)
  3. Training modules on cost-benefit analysis for wider application in YS region and for better implementation of multilateral environmental agreements including EBM
  4. Regional guideline to incorporate FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
  5. Establish and oversee the tasks forces to develop Rules of Governance and sustainable financing mechanisms of YSLME Commission (Yellow Sea Partnership.
  6. Coordinate the conduct of Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) to examine the economy and efficiency of management actions performed by two Parties. Coordinate the development of training module on CBA and its application in the context of YSLME. Organize technical trainings on CBA to build and/or strengthen the capacity of the participating countries.
  7. Provide advice and recommendation on establishment of YSLME Commission including its legal personality. Organize workshops to share ideas on building institutional framework composing of YSLME Commission, Secretariat and its subsidiary bodies. Identify ways and means to engage DPRK’s full participation to enhance effectiveness of the work of YSLME.
  8. Lead the review of regional and national measures and actions to improve the implementation of international and regional treaties and guidelines, and coordinate the preparation of training module on synergizing implementation of multilateral environment agreements using ecosystem- based management in LMEs.
  9. Support in development of regional guidelines to incorporate suggested guidelines of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries into the YSLME Commission’s Context.
  10. Strengthen partnerships with existing regional co-operative institutions including PEMSEA, NOWPAP, the Joint Fisheries Commission, etc. Provide guidance on participation of NGOs and communities in climate change adaptation, reduction of marine litter, recovery of fish stocks, and capacity building for NGOs, local governments and communities.


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