Pelagos: Cyril Gomez assumes Presidency of Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement
This morning, during the 7th Meeting of the Parties to the Pelagos Agreement, the outgoing Presidency handed over authority to the incoming Presidency, a role which will be fulfilled by Cyril Gomez, Director General of the Ministry of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, on behalf of Monaco.
Cyril Gomez, Head of the Monegasque Delegation,* is succeeding H.E. Mr Xavier Sticker, Head of the French Delegation, as President of the Meeting of the Parties, and will continue in this role for the next two years.
The objective of the Pelagos Agreement is to protect marine mammals and their habitats from all human-induced threats. The Pelagos Sanctuary is a maritime area of 87,500 square kilometres. It is the largest marine protected area in the Mediterranean and the only international maritime area dedicated to protecting marine mammals.
* The Monegasque delegation to the Meeting of the Parties comprises Valérie Davenet, Director of the Environment and Head of the Incoming Delegation to the Meeting of the Parties, Sylvie Tambutté, Research Director at the Monaco Scientific Centre and National Focal Point, Armelle Roudaut-Lafon, Director of Maritime Affairs and Head of the Delegation to the Scientific and Technical Committee, Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and representatives from the Ministry of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, the Department of the Environment and the Department of Maritime Affairs.