Philippine Embassy, Canberra
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*
EMBASSY PRESENTS PH ARCHIPELAGIC AND MARITIME POLICY TO AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU) STUDENTS
23 September 2022 – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega gave a briefing on 22 September 2022 to Australian National University International Relations students on the Philippinea as an archipelagic and maritime state, held at the Embassy of the Philippines. The lecture coincides with the Philippine celebration of Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (MANA Mo) in the month of September.
In her remarks, Ambassador De La Vega discussed the unique geography of the Philippines as the second largest archipelago endowed with rich marine biodiversity. The Philippines is known globally as one of the major shipbuilders and source of seafarers. Ambassador De La Vega underscored the importance of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in the management and conservation of marine resources as well as oceans governance. This year marks the 40th anniversary of UNCLOS. The Philippines is one of the original signatores of the Convention in 1982. The students had the opportunity to engage the Ambassador on strategic and regional issues.
The Embassy introduced to the students Filipino products namely, Philippine Brand Calamansi Juice and Century Tuna, which are available in Australia. They were also treated to ube-flavored doughnuts. — End —