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Trust fund and scholarship fund for the World Ocean Assessment
A voluntary trust fund and a separate scholarship fund were established pursuant to paragraph 183 of United Nations resolution 64/71. The trust fund is to support the operations of the first five-year cycle of the World Ocean Assessment, including for the provision of assistance to the experts from developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing States, to allow them to attend meetings and participate in drafting the first World Ocean Assessment report. The special scholarship fund is to support training programmes for developing countries lacking in capacity to conduct state of marine environment assessments.