Coast Guard Global Summit is a platform that brings together many multilateral fora and countries such as North Pacific Coast Guard Forum, Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting, Arctic Coast Guard Forum, Black Sea Littoral States Border/ Coast Guard Agencies Cooperation Forum, North Atlantic Coast Guard Forum, European Coast Guard Functions Forum and Mediterranean Coast Guard Functions Forum. Its first meeting was held on 12-14 September, 2017.
The maritime challenges occurred recently showed that bilateral and regional fora are not sufficient and there is a need for a global framework to address such global challenges. Within this context, Japan Coast Guard proposed the idea of “Inter Regional Cooperation” in order to create a basis of cooperation and synergy among the whole Coast Guard Agencies and fora across the world.
Collective wisdom, collective know-how and collective power are required to struggle against the global scale maritime challenges today and in the future. However, there has not been a platform to bring together regional fora and organisations. Therefore, Japan Coast Guard, with the support of Nippon Foundation, conducts Coast Guard Global Summit since 2017 in order to fill this gap.
On 27-29 November 2018, Coast Guard Global Summit Working Level Meeting was held with the participation of 58 countries and 66 delegations from Asia, America, Europe, Oceania and other regions across the world. Turkish Coast Guard also attended the aforementioned meeting.
Japan Coast Guard will host the next high level meeting in Tokyo on 19-22 November 2019 with the participation of the Heads of Coast Guard Agencies to discuss meeting guidelines, information sharing methods and Coast Guard Global Human Resources Development.