The 16th NOWPAP DINRAC Focal Points Meeting was held during 30-31 May 2018 in Beijing. An official from the department of Marine Ecological Environment of Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China attended the meeting and made opening remarks，which emphasized the significance of the in-depth cooperation the marine environment of the Northwest Pacific region and the expectations of the 2030 sustainable development agenda at the regional level. DINRAC Focal Points of China, Republic of Korea, a representative from Regional Coordinating Unit, and other experts attended the meeting.
The meeting reviewed progress made since the 15th DINRAC Focal Points Meeting, discussed and agreed on the implementation plan and budget for projects in the 2018-2019 biennium. The meeting also discussed the future arrangements on Northwest Pacific Regional Node of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter and NOWPAP Mid-Term Strategy 2018-2023.
The date and venue for the 17th NOWPAP DINRAC Focal Points Meeting will be decided in the intersession period after the meeting.